Time series of P- and L-band forest backscatter from BorealScat
Paper i proceeding, 2017

This paper describes results from BorealScat, which is a tower-based P/L/C-band radar being developed by Chalmers in the forest site Remningstorp, Sweden. The objective is to investigate the radar signatures in varying environmental conditions. The 50-m tower has been built adjacent to a forest stand, with above-ground biomass of 300 tons/ha and dominated by Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.). The radar consists of an antenna array at the top of the tower connected to a 20-port vector network analyser (VNA) with low-loss cables. The first version of BorealScat performs polarimetric and tomographic measurements in the frequency range 420-1375 MHz. Meteorological and soil moisture measurements are also available. We present first results from a time series collected 16-27 December 2016 during which air temperature varied in the range -4° to 8°C.

antenna array

time series

ground-based radar

boreal

Backscatter

L-band

forest

P-band

Författare

Lars Ulander

Mikrovågs- och optisk fjärranalys

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys

Albert Monteith

Mikrovågs- och optisk fjärranalys

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys

IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

2153-7003 (eISSN)

4310-4313

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Ämneskategorier

Elektroteknik och elektronik

DOI

10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8127955

ISBN

9781509049516

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2018-04-12