Leif Eriksson

Docent at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Leif Eriksson came to Chalmers 2004 and since 2012 he is group leader for the research group Radar Remote Sensing. His research is aimed at development of methods to make measurements of land and ocean with radar data. Focus is mainly on the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) from satellite and aircraft for studies of forest (biomass, clear cuts, storm damage) and sea ice (ice concentration, ice drift, ice thickness) as well as wind and currents at the sea surface.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2012–2013

3D Forest Parameter Retrival from Tandem-X Interferometry

Lars Ulander Radar Remote Sensing
Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Maciej Soja Radar Remote Sensing
Swedish National Space Board

2017–2020

Explore innovative solutions for arctic shipping

Wengang Mao Marine Technology
Leif Eriksson Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)

2011–2013

Measurements of sea surface currents to benefit Swedish GMES marine core services

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Gisela Carvajal Radar Remote Sensing
Lars Ulander Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing
Swedish National Space Board

2014–2014

Using satellite data and coastal HF radar to map and validate sea surface currents and to detect ships in Skagerrak (SaRaCuS)

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Gisela Carvajal Radar Remote Sensing
Monika Wozniak Radar Remote Sensing
Lars Ulander Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing
Swedish National Space Board

2013–2017

AdvancedSAR - Advanced Techniques for Forest Biomass and Biomass Change Mapping Using Novel Combination of Active Remote Sensing Sensors

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Maciej Soja Radar Remote Sensing
European Commission (FP7)

2014–2016

Radar remote sensing of sea ice in the Polar regions

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Wiebke Aldenhoff Radar Remote Sensing
Lars Ulander Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing
Anders Berg Radar Remote Sensing
Céline Heuzé Radar Remote Sensing
Swedish National Space Board

2010–2013

Spaceborne radar measurements of sea ice parameters for climate models (Climatice)

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Anders Berg Radar Remote Sensing
Swedish National Space Board

2013–2015

Retrieval of wind with spaceborne SAR for polar oceans and coastal regions

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Lars Ulander Radar Remote Sensing
Gisela Carvajal Radar Remote Sensing
Swedish National Space Board

2015–2017

Information Content of Multi-spectral SAR Data

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Wiebke Aldenhoff Radar Remote Sensing
ESTEC

2016–2018

Unfolding Sea Ice Dynamics with SAR

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Dyre Oliver Dammann Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing
Anders Berg Radar Remote Sensing
Mikael Hägg Shipping and Marine Technology
Swedish National Space Board

2015–2019

Understanding ocean surface dynamics with satelite data

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Lars Ulander Radar Remote Sensing
Gisela Carvajal Radar Remote Sensing
Anis Elyouncha Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing
Monika Wozniak Radar Remote Sensing
Céline Heuzé Radar Remote Sensing
Swedish National Space Board

2013–2016

Space-based maritime navigation (SpaceNav)

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Monika Wozniak Radar Remote Sensing
Albert Monteith Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing
Gisela Carvajal Radar Remote Sensing
Anis Elyouncha Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing
Helong Wang Marine Technology
Anders Berg Radar Remote Sensing
Wengang Mao Marine Technology
Malin Johansson Maritime Environment
European Commission (FP7)

2013–2016

Low Frequency Adaptive Radar

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
VINNOVA

2010–2012

Advances in Forestry Applications using Satelite SAR Images

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Swedish National Space Board

2016–2019

EONav - Earth Observation for Maritime Navigation

Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Wengang Mao Marine Technology
Lars Jonasson Radar Remote Sensing
Yufang Ye Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing
Helong Wang Marine Technology
Anis Elyouncha Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing
European Commission (Horizon 2020)

2017–2020

SEDNA - Safe maritime operations under extreme conditions: the Arctic case

Jonas Ringsberg Marine Technology
Monica Lundh Maritime Human Factors
Zhiyuan Li Marine Technology
Wengang Mao Marine Technology
Leif Eriksson Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing
European Commission (Horizon 2020)

2014–2014

3D Forest Parameter Retrieval from TanDEM-X Interferometry

Lars Ulander Radar Remote Sensing
Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Swedish National Space Board

2015–2016

Retrival of forest biomass and biomass change with spaceborn SAR

Lars Ulander Radar Remote Sensing
Maciej Soja Radar Remote Sensing
Erik Blomberg Radar Remote Sensing
Leif Eriksson Radar Remote Sensing
Swedish National Space Board

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Publications

2017

Benchmark study of five optimization algorithms for weather routing

Wengang Mao, Leif Eriksson, Helong Wang
Paper in proceedings
2017

Sea Surface Currents Estimated from Spaceborne Infrared Images Validated against Reanalysis Data and Drifters in the Mediterranean Sea

Gisela Carvajal, Monika Wozniak, Céline Heuzé et al
Remote Sensing. Vol. 9 (5), p. Article Number: 422-
Journal article
2016

Assessment of satellite and ground-based estimates of surface currents

Gisela Carvajal, Céline Heuzé, Monika Wozniak et al
36th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2016; Beijing; China; 10-15 July 2016. Vol. 2016-November,, p. Art no 7730220, Pages 4675-4678
Paper in proceedings
2016

Borealscat: A tower experiment for understanding temporal changes in P- and L-band backscattering from a Boreal forest

J. E. S. Fransson, Lars Ulander, Albert Monteith et al
European Space Agency, (Special Publication). Living Planet Symposium 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, 9-13 May 2016. Vol. 740
Paper in proceedings
2016

Estimation of Forest Stem Volume using ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 Satellite Images

Johan Fransson, J. Wallerman, Leif Eriksson et al
Proceedings of 36th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2016; Beijing; China; 10-15 July 2016. Vol. 2016-November, p. Art no 7730388, Pages 5327-5330
Paper in proceedings
2016

Sea ice concentration estimation from Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar images over the Fram Strait

Anders Berg, Wiebke Aldenhoff, Leif Eriksson
36th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2016; Beijing; China; 10-15 July 2016. Vol. 2016-November, p. Art no 7731001, Pages 7675-7677
Paper in proceedings
2016

Wind-wave effect on ATI-SAR measurements of ocean surface currents in the Baltic Sea

Leif Eriksson, Lars Ulander, Gisela Carvajal et al
36th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2016; Beijing; China; 10-15 July 2016. Vol. 2016-November, p. 3982-3985
Paper in proceedings
2016

BorealScat: A Tower-Based Tomographic and Polarimetric Radar Experiment in the Boreal Forest at P- and L-Band

Maciej Soja, Albert Monteith, Leif Eriksson et al
Proceedings of IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. 10-15 July 2016, p. 7458 - 7461
Paper in proceedings
2016

Sea ice concentration estimation from Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar images over the Fram Strait

Anders Berg, Wiebke Aldenhoff, Leif Eriksson
36th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2016; Beijing; China; 10-15 July 2016. Vol. 2016-November, p. Art no 7731001, Pages 7675-7677
Paper in proceedings
2015

Reviewing ALOS PALSAR Backscatter Observations for Stem Volume Retrieval in Swedish Forest

J. E. S. Fransson, Maurizio Santoro, Leif Eriksson
Remote Sensing. Vol. 7 (4), p. 4290-4317
Journal article
2015

X-Band Interferometric SAR Observations of Baltic Fast Ice

Patrik Dammert, Anders Berg, Leif Eriksson
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Vol. 53 (3), p. 1248-1256
Journal article
2014

Analysis of surface wind retrieval in coastal areas from SAR

Gisela Carvajal, Leif Eriksson
Joint 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2014 and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, CSRS 2014; Quebec Convention CentreQuebec City; Canada; 13 July 2014 through 18 July 2014, p. 3910-3913
Paper in proceedings
2014

Investigation of a Hybrid Algorithm for Sea Ice Drift Measurements Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Images

Anders Berg, Leif Eriksson
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Vol. 52 (8), p. 5023 - 5033
Journal article
2014

Risk analysis of oil spill in the Arctic Ocean

Ida-Maja Hassellöv, Malin Johansson, Fredrik Lindgren et al
Conference poster
2014

Retrieval and Quality Assessment of Wind Velocity Vectors on the Ocean With C-Band SAR

Leif Eriksson, Gisela Carvajal, Lars Ulander
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Vol. 52 (5), p. 2519-2537
Journal article
2014

Remote sensing for risk analysis of oil spills in the Arctic Ocean

Fredrik Lindgren, Gisela Carvajal, Hanna Landquist et al
Conference poster
2014

Sea ice concentration and drift for the Arctic summer using C- and L-band SAR

Leif Eriksson, Malin Johansson, Anders Berg
Conference poster
2013

Demonstration of X-Band SAR Interferometry over Baltic Fast Ice

Anders Berg, Leif Eriksson
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. 2013
Conference contribution
2013

Comparison between current fields detected with infrared radiometry and modeled currents around Sweden

Leif Eriksson, Anders Berg, Gisela Carvajal et al
33rd IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS); 2013, Melbourne, p. 1270-1273
Paper in proceedings
2013

Comparison between SAR derived sea ice displacement and hindcasts by the operational ocean model HIROMB

Leif Eriksson, Lars Axell, Anders Berg
Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Melbourne, Australia, July 21-26, 2013, p. 3630-3633
Paper in proceedings
2013

Correlation between Synthetic Aperture Radar Surface Winds and Deep Water Velocity in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica

Lars Ulander, Leif Eriksson, Anna Wåhlin et al
Remote Sensing. Vol. 5 (8), p. 4088-4106
Journal article
2013

Remote sensing for risk analysis of oil spills in the Arctic Ocean

Gisela Carvajal, Hanna Landquist, Anders Berg et al
Conference contribution
2012

SAR Algorithm for Sea Ice Concentration - Evaluation for the Baltic Sea

Leif Eriksson, Anders Berg
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. Vol. 9 (5), p. 938 - 942
Journal article
2012

Backscatter signatures of wind-thrown forest in satellite SAR images

Leif Eriksson, J. E. S. Fransson, Maciej Soja et al
Proceedings of IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 22-27 July 2012, Munich, Germany, p. 6435-6438
Paper in proceedings
2011

BIOSAR 2010 - A SAR campaign in support to the BIOMASS mission

J. Wallerman, Xavier Depuis, Pascale Dubois-Fernandez et al
Proceedings of IGARSS 2011 Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, 24-29 July, 2011, p. 1528-1531
Conference contribution
2011

Retrieval and assessment of sub-mesoscalewind velocity vectors with Synthetic Aperture Radar

Lars Ulander, Gisela Carvajal, Leif Eriksson
IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2011. Vancouver, 24-29 July 2011, p. 2041-2044
Paper in proceedings
2010

Evaluation of sea ice concentration algorithm for SAR data from the Bay of Bothnia

Leif Eriksson, Anders Berg
Conference contribution
2010

Mapping of wind-thrown forests using satellite SAR images

Leif Eriksson, Maciej Soja, Andreas Pantze et al
Proceedings of IGARSS 2010 Symposium, Remote Sensing: Global Vision for Local Action, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 25-30 July, 2010, p. 1242-1245
Conference contribution
2010

Operational Retrieval of Sea-Surface Dynamics from SAR data for Safety and Security

Leif Eriksson, Sverre Thune Dokken, Anatoliy Kononov et al
Conference contribution
2010

Evaluation of a sea ice algorithm for SAR data from the Bay of Bothnia

Anders Berg, Leif Eriksson
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. ESA SP-679
Conference contribution
2010

Evaluation of multi-polarization SAR data at L-, C- and X-band for sea-ice monitoring in the Baltic Sea

W. Dierking, Per Pemberton, Karin Borenäs et al
Proceedings of the ESA Living Planet Symposium 2010, 28 June - 2 July 2010, Bergen, Norway. Vol. ESA SP-686
Conference contribution
2010

Clear-Cut Detection in Swedish Boreal Forest Using Multi-Temporal ALOS PALSAR Backscatter Data

J.E.S. Fransson, Leif Eriksson, Lars Ulander et al
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. Vol. 3 (4), p. 618-631
Journal article
2010

Design of Optimum Weighting Functions for LFM Signals

Leif Eriksson, Anatoliy Kononov, Lars Ulander
Convergence and Hybrid Information Technologies, Marius Crisan (Ed.), p. 389-412
Chapter in monograph, book
2010

K&C Science Report – Phase 1, Detection of deforestation in Swedish forest

M. Santoro, J.E.S. Fransson, Lars Ulander et al
Report
2010

Evaluation of new spaceborne SAR sensors for sea-ice monitoring in the Baltic Sea

Bengt Karlson, Leif Eriksson, M. Santoro et al
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 36 (1), p. S56-S73
Journal article
2010

Improved sea ice monitoring for the Baltic Sea - Project summary

Anders Berg, Bengt Karlson, Karin Borenäs et al
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. ESA SP-679
Conference contribution
2009

Investigations on forestry applications in Sweden using ALOS PALSAR

Lars Ulander, H. Olsson, M. Magnusson et al
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. ESA-SP 664
Conference contribution
2009

Signatures of ALOS PALSAR L-Band Backscatter in Swedish Forest

M Santoro, Leif Eriksson, M. Magnusson et al
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Vol. 47 (12), p. 4001-4019
Journal article
2009

Measurements of Faraday Rotation Using Polarimetric PALSAR Images

Lars Ulander, Leif Eriksson, Gustaf Sandberg
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. Vol. 6 (1), p. 142-146
Journal article
2009

Mapping and monitoring clear-cuts in Swedish forest using ALOS PALSAR satellite images

Anders H. Krantz, Leif Eriksson, Håkan Olsson et al
Proceedings of IGARSS 2009 Symposium, Earth Observation – Origins to Applications, Cape Town, South Africa, 13-17 July, 2009. Vol. III, p. 589-592
Conference contribution
2008

Radar data

J.E.S. Fransson, Leif Eriksson
Advances in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences: 2008 ISPRS Congress Book, Editors: Zhilin Li, Jun Chen and Emmanuel Baltsavias, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, p. 447-449
Chapter in monograph, book
2008

ALOS PALSAR calibration and validation activities in Sweden

M. Magnusson, J.E.S. Fransson, Gustaf Sandberg et al
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. JAXA-SP-07-012
Conference contribution
2008

Improved sea-ice monitoring for the Baltic Sea: Project overview and first results

Leif Eriksson, Per Pemberton, Simon Griph et al
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. JAXA-SP-07-012
Conference contribution
2008

Temporal decorrelation for forested areas observed in spaceborne L-band SAR interferometry

J.E.S. Fransson, M Santoro, Leif Eriksson
Proceedings of IGARSS 2008, July 6-11, 2008, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Vol. V, p. 283-285
Conference contribution
2008

PALSAR Calibration Results from Sweden

Leif Eriksson, Lars Ulander, Gustaf Sandberg
Report
2008

Improved sea-ice monitoring for the Baltic Sea: Project overview and first results

Leif Eriksson, Per Pemberton, W. Dierking et al
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. SP-656
Conference contribution
2008

Detection of clear-cuts using ALOS PALSAR satellite images

J.E.S. Fransson, Gustaf Sandberg, M. Santoro et al
Proc. EUSAR 2008, 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 2-5 June 2008. Vol. 4, p. 103-106
Conference contribution
2007

Stem volume estimation for boreal forest using ALOS PALSAR

Leif Eriksson, J.E.S. Fransson, Lars Ulander et al
5th International Symposium on Retrieval of Bio- and Geophysical Parameters from SAR Data for Land Applications, Bari, Italy, September 25-28, 2007, ESA, Istituto di Studi sui Sistemi Intelligenti per l´Automazione, p. CD-
Conference contribution
2007

Faraday rotation measured in polarimetric PALSAR images compared with theoretical expectations

Lars Ulander, Leif Eriksson, Gustaf Sandberg
Conference contribution
2007

Estimation of forest stem volume using ALOS PALSAR satellite images

Leif Eriksson, M. Magnusson, Gustaf Sandberg et al
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2007), Barcelona, Spain, July 23-27, 2007. Vol. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423813, p. 4343-4346
Conference contribution
2007

Detection of forest changes using ALOS PALSAR satellite images

Leif Eriksson, Gustaf Sandberg, J.E.S. Fransson et al
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2007), Barcelona, Spain, July 23-27, 2007. Vol. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423308, p. 2330-2333
Conference contribution
2007

ALOS PALSAR Calibration and Validation Results from Sweden

Leif Eriksson, A. Gustavsson, J.E.S. Fransson et al
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2007), Barcelona, Spain, July 23-27, 2007. Vol. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423115, p. 1589-1592
Conference contribution
2006

ALOS Calibration and Validation Activities in Sweden

J.E.S. Fransson, H. Olsson, Lars Ulander et al
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), held in Denver, Colorado, July 2006., p. 336-
Conference contribution
2006

Assessment of standwise stem volume retrieval in boreal forest from JERS-1 L-band SAR backscatter

C. Schmullius, Leif Eriksson, Jan Askne et al
International Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 27 (16), p. 3425-3453
Journal article
2006

Forest parameter estimation using JERS-1 repeat-pass interferometry: Stem volume retrieval in Siberia and Sweden

Jan Askne, M. Santoro, Leif Eriksson et al
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), held in Denver, Colorado, July 2006., p. 2212-
Conference contribution
2006

Mapping of wind-thrown forests using the VHF-band CARABAS-II SAR

J.E.S. Fransson, Gary Smith Jonforsen, Leif Eriksson et al
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), held in Denver, Colorado, July 2006., p. 3684-
Conference contribution
2005

Evaluation of using space- and airborne radar for mapping wind-thrown forests after the January 2005 hurricane in southern Sweden

A. Persson, J.E.S. Fransson, A. Gustavsson et al
Forestsat 2005 / Olsson, H.. Vol. A, p. 99-104
Conference contribution
2005

Forest change detection with spaceborne L-band SAR

Leif Eriksson, A. Weismann, C. Schmullius
Forestsat 2005 / Olsson, H.. Vol. B, p. 102-106
Conference contribution
2005

Stem Volume Retrieval with Spaceborne L-band Repeat-Pass Coherence

C. Schmullius, Jan Askne, Leif Eriksson et al
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Seoul, Korea, 25-29 July. Vol. 5, p. 3591-3594
Conference contribution
2005

Mapping of Wind-thrown Forests in Southern Sweden Using Space- and Airborne SAR

M. Magnusson, A. Persson, A. Gustavsson et al
IEEE "Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Seoul, Korea, 25-29 July. Vol. 5, p. 3619-3622
Conference contribution
2004

Stem Volume Retrieval with Spaceborne L-band Repeat-pass Coherence: Possibilities and Limitations for Boreal Forest

Leif Eriksson, M. Santoro, C. Schmullius et al
Conference contribution
2004

Evaluation of JERS-1 L-band SAR Backscatter for Stem Volume Retrieval in Boreal Forest

Jan Askne, M. Santoro, Leif Eriksson et al
IGARSS´04 Symposium held in Anchorage September 2004, IEEE publication, p. 515-518
Paper in proceedings
2004

Comparison of stem volume retrieval accuracy in boreal forest using multi-temporal ERS coherence images

Jan Askne, M. Santoro, Leif Eriksson et al
ERS/Envisat Symposium, Salzburg, 6-10 September 2004, ESA. Vol. SP-572
Paper in proceedings
2004

Temporal decorrelation of spaceborne L-band repeat-pass coherence

Leif Eriksson, Christiane Schmullius, Andreas Weissman
Conference contribution