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



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) ESA SP

03796566 (ISSN)

Vol. 740
978-929221305-3 (ISBN)





Mer information

Senast uppdaterat