Borealscat: A tower experiment for understanding temporal changes in P- and L-band backscattering from a Boreal forest
Paper in proceedings, 2016

This paper describes the tower-based radar BorealScat, which is being developed for polarimetric, tomographic and Doppler measurements at the hemi-boreal forest test site in Remningstorp, Sweden. The facility consists of a 50-m high tower equipped with an antenna array at the top of the tower, a 20-port vector network analyser (VNA), 20 low-loss cables for interconnection, and a calibration loop with a switching network. The first version of BorealScat will perform the full set of measurements in the frequency range 0.4-1.4 GHz, i.e. P-band and L-band. The tower is currently under construction at a forest stand dominated by Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.). The mature stand has an above-ground dry biomass of 300 tons/ha. Data collections are planned to commence in autumn 2016.

Plants (botany)

Above grounds

Data collection

Frequency ranges

Electric network analyzers

Doppler measurement

Boreal forests

Antenna arrays

Forestry

Author

Lars Ulander

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing

Maciej Soja

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing

Albert Monteith

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing

Leif Eriksson

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing

J. E. S. Fransson

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

H. Persson

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

European Space Agency, (Special Publication). Living Planet Symposium 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, 9-13 May 2016

0379-6566 (ISSN)

Vol. 740

Subject Categories

Geophysics

ISBN

978-929221305-3

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