Simulated biomass retrieval from the spaceborne tomographic Saocom-CS mission at L-band
Paper i proceeding, 2016

This paper presents an evaluation of above-ground biomass (ABG) retrieval in boreal forests using simulated tomographic synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data corresponding to the future SAOCOM-CS (L-band 1.275 GHz) mission. Using forest and radar data from the BioSAR 2008 campaign at the Krycklan test site in northern Sweden the expected performance of SAOCOM-CS is evaluated and compared with the E-SAR airborne Lband SAR (1.300 GHz). It is found that SAOCOM-CS data produce retrievals on par with those obtained with E-SAR, with retrievals having a relative RMSE of 30% or less. This holds true even if the acquisitions are limited to a single polarization, with HH results shown as an example.

Tomographic synthetic aperture radars

Tomography

Forestry

Biomass

Carbon

Boreal forests

Northern sweden

Space-borne

Biomass retrieval

Global vegetation

Carbon cycle

Radar

Single polarization

Synthetic aperture radar

Above ground biomass

Carbon cycles

Författare

Erik Blomberg

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys

Maciej Soja

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys

L. Ferro-Famil

Universite de Rennes 1

Lars Ulander

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys

S. Tebaldini

Politecnico di Milano

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