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

Författare

Lars Ulander

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys

Maciej Soja

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys

Albert Monteith

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys

Leif Eriksson

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys

J. E. S. Fransson

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (SLU)

H. Persson

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (SLU)

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

0379-6566 (ISSN)

Vol. 740

Ämneskategorier

Geofysik

ISBN

978-929221305-3

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