Time series of P- and L-band forest backscatter from BorealScat
Paper in proceedings, 2017

This paper describes results from BorealScat, which is a tower-based P/L/C-band radar being developed by Chalmers in the forest site Remningstorp, Sweden. The objective is to investigate the radar signatures in varying environmental conditions. The 50-m tower has been built adjacent to a forest stand, with above-ground biomass of 300 tons/ha and dominated by Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.). The radar consists of an antenna array at the top of the tower connected to a 20-port vector network analyser (VNA) with low-loss cables. The first version of BorealScat performs polarimetric and tomographic measurements in the frequency range 420-1375 MHz. Meteorological and soil moisture measurements are also available. We present first results from a time series collected 16-27 December 2016 during which air temperature varied in the range -4° to 8°C.

antenna array

time series

ground-based radar

boreal

Backscatter

L-band

forest

P-band

Author

Lars Ulander

Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing

Albert Monteith

Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radar Remote Sensing

IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

2153-7003 (eISSN)

4310-4313

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8127955

ISBN

9781509049516

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4/12/2018