The science and measurement concepts underlying the BIOMASS mission
Paper in proceedings, 2012

The BIOMASS mission is designed to provide unique information on the biomass in the world's forests at spatial and temporal resolutions suitable for characterizing their dynamics and their contribution to carbon cycle estimates. To achieve this it combines biomass estimates from direct inversion of polarimetric backscattering coefficients with Pol-InSAR forest height estimates. The mission will also support important secondary objectives, including sub-surface imaging in arid zones, production of a bare-earth DTM and ice applications, and is optimized to be robust against environmental and ionospheric disturbances.

Carbon cycle

Bayesian methods

biomass

polarimetric interferometry

REDD

forest height

Author

S. Quegan

J. Chave

J. Dall

T. Le Toan

K. Papathanassiou

F. Rocca

S. Saatchi

K. Scipal

H. Shugart

Lars Ulander

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing

M. Williams

Proc. IGARSS 2012, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012

2153-6996 (ISSN)

5542-5545

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Remote Sensing

Forest Science

Roots

Basic sciences

DOI

10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6352350

ISBN

978-1-4673-1158-8

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Created

10/7/2017