Topographic Correction for Biomass Retrieval from P-band SAR Data in Boreal Forests
Conference contribution, 2010

The influence of the ground slope on radar backscatter has been proven to be greater for lower radar frequencies due to deeper canopy penetration. In this study, multiple heading, Pband SAR data of boreal forest in Sweden was used to find a model for topographic correction for improved biomass retrieval. Eleven models were tested and the best model was selected. The selected model was then used for biomass retrieval. Even by means of the most simplified approach, forest biomass could be established with a root-mean-square error of approximately 50 t/ha for HV and 66 t/ha for HH.

topography

biomass

Synthetic Aperture Radar

P-band

boreal forest

Author

Maciej Soja

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing

Gustaf Sandberg

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing

Lars Ulander

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing

Proceedings of IGARSS 2010 Symposium, Remote Sensing: Global Vision for Local Action, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 25-30 July, 2010

4776-4779 5653944

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Aerospace Engineering

Agricultural Science

Roots

Basic sciences

DOI

10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5653944

ISBN

978-1-4244-9564-1

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10/7/2017