Evaluating spaceborne L-band pol tomo SAR for forest biomass retrieval based on airborne SAR data
Paper in proceedings, 2018

This paper presents an evaluation of L-band tomographic synthetic-aperture radar (TomoSAR) data for forest biomass retrievals. Tomograms are processed from multiple synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data sets from the Krycklan forest site, located in the north and south of Sweden. Tomographic performance is matched to possible future spaceborne SAR configurations such as SAOCOM-CS. Ivol, the integrated volumetric backscatter between 10 m and 30 m, is found to result in improved biomass retrievals compared to those based on slope corrected SAR intensity γ0from the original airborne E-SAR system.

Author

Erik Blomberg

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

L. Ferro-Famil

University of Rennes 1

Lars Ulander

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Maciej Soja

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

S. Tebaldini

Polytechnic University of Milan

Proceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR

2197-4403 (ISSN)

Vol. 2018-June 1405-1407

12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR 2018
Aachen, Germany,

Subject Categories

Remote Sensing

Forest Science

Bioenergy

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