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Simulated biomass retrieval from the spaceborne tomographic Saocom-CS mission at L-band

Erik Blomberg (Institutionen för rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys) ; Maciej J. Soja (Institutionen för rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys) ; L. Ferro-Famil ; Lars M. H. Ulander (Institutionen för rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys) ; S. Tebaldini
European Space Agency, (Special Publication). Living Planet Symposium 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, 9-13 May 2016 (0379-6566). Vol. 740 (2016),
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

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.

Nyckelord: Biomass, Carbon cycle, Forestry, Global vegetation, Tomography, Carbon, Radar, Above ground biomass, Biomass retrieval, Boreal forests, Carbon cycles, Northern sweden, Single polarization, Space-borne, Tomographic synthetic aperture radars, Synthetic aperture radar

Denna post skapades 2016-11-02. Senast ändrad 2017-06-28.
CPL Pubid: 244671


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Institutionen för rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys (2010-2017)



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