MODEL-BASED ESTIMATION OF TROPICAL FOREST BIOMASS FROM NOTCH FILTERED P-BAND SAR BACKSCATTER
Paper i proceeding, 2018
This paper presents a new algorithm for forest biomass estimation from P-band synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) backscatter data, notch-filtered at ground-level. A semi-empirical model is fitted to spatial and polarization trends in the backscatter data and no reference biomass data are needed for training. An evaluation on airborne P-band SAR data from a tropical test site in Gabon results in a root-mean-square error lower than 20% and a correlation better than 90%.