Backscatter signatures of wind-thrown forest in satellite SAR images
Paper in proceedings, 2012

Two field experiments have been conducted in Sweden to allow an evaluation of the backscatter signatures of wind-thrown forest from L-band, C-band and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar. When the trees are felled the backscattered signal from TerraSAR-X (X-band) increase with about 1.5 dB, while for ALOS PALSAR (L-band) a decrease with the same amount is observed. Radar images with fine spatial resolution also show shadowing effects that should be possible to use for identification of storm felled forest.

satellites

storms

wind-thrown forest

backscatter

synthetic aperture radar

geophysical image processing

remote sensing by radar

vegetation

radar imaging

Author

Leif Eriksson

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing

J. E. S. Fransson

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Maciej Soja

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing

M. Santoro

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

6435-6438 6352732

Subject Categories

Aerospace Engineering

Remote Sensing

Forest Science

Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)

Roots

Basic sciences

DOI

10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6352732

ISBN

978-1-4673-1158-8

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