Mapping of Wind-Thrown Forests Using VHF/UHF SAR Images
Conference contribution, 2007

SAR images from the Swedish airborne CARABAS-II and LORA systems have been visually analyzed over simulated wind-thrown forest at both single tree and stand level. In ideal conditions, the results show that LORA is more accurate than CARABAS-II at detecting wind-thrown trees, regardless of tree size and direction of the fallen trees relative to flight heading. Furthermore, the visible single trees in the LORA images appeared more distinct than in the CARABAS-II images, which could be explained by the high resolution in the LORA images. Based on visual interpretation, it is likely that the detection of wind-thrown forests could be improved using VHF/UHF SAR images acquired both prior to and after a storm event.

forest

SAR

remote sensing

radar

Author

J.E.S. Fransson

M. Magnusson

Klas Folkesson

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Radar Remote Sensing

Björn Hallberg

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Radar Remote Sensing

Gustaf Sandberg

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Radar Remote Sensing

Gary Smith Jonforsen

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Radar Remote Sensing

A. Gustavsson

Lars Ulander

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Radar Remote Sensing

IEEE 2007 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2007), Barcelona, Spain, July 23-27 2007

Vol. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423313 2350-2353

Subject Categories

Agricultural Science

Other Environmental Engineering

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

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10/6/2017