BIOMASS L2 Prototype Processor : Current Status
Paper in proceedings, 2019

The ESA BIOMASS mission will be the 7th Earth Explorer measuring the above-ground biomass (AGB) in the world's forests. The current ESA Level-2 (L2) implementation study focuses on defining and implementing the main algorithms for forest parameter retrieval from BIOMASS data. After the first year of L2 study innovative results were achieved: the development of ground cancellation, in particular, has proved to be huge value, since it removes from the data the effects of environmental variability and contributions unrelated to the forest carried in the ground scattering. In this paper the current processor implementation and validation activities of the L2 team will be described.

interferometry

polarimetry

Biomass

SAR

Author

Francesco Banda

ARESYS

Davide Giudici

ARESYS

Shaun Quegan

University of Sheffield

Klaus Scipal

European Space Agency (ESA)

Kostas Papathanassiou

DLR

Lars Ulander

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

Ludovic Villard

CESBIO

Maciej Soja

University of Tasmania

Mauro Mariotti d'Alessandro

POLIMI

Stefano Tebaldini

POLIMI

Thuy Le Toan

CESBIO

2019 IEEE INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SYMPOSIUM (IGARSS 2019)

2153-6996 (ISSN)

5996-5999

IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Yokohama, Japan,

BIOMASS level 2 implementation study

European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA ESTEC), 2017-02-01 -- 2020-01-31.

Subject Categories

Other Computer and Information Science

Forest Science

Reliability and Maintenance

DOI

10.1109/IGARSS.2019.8898668

ISBN

9781538691540

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