Boreal forest land covermapping in Iceland and Finland using Sentinel-1A

J. Haarpaintner (Corresponding author), C. Davids, R. Storvold, K. S. Johansen, K. Ãrnason, Y. Rauste, T. Mutanen

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Abstract

The complete Sentinel-1A (S1A) data set since autumn 2014 until September 2015 over two test sites of the EU FP7 project NorthState has been collected: Hallormsstaour in the north-east of Iceland of 50×50 km2 and Hyytiälä in southern Finland of 200×200 km2. The dense 20m-resolution dual-polarization S1A time series allow for a new level of forest land cover monitoring capabilities compared to ESA's former Envisat A(dvanced)SAR sensor. Temporal filtered dual-polarized mosaics clearly show different land covers that can be classified into forest land cover (FLC) products. Even single agricultural fields can be distinguished from these mosaics. The S1A data set also allowed the construction of a precise water mask for these sites. Results of S1A-based FLC based on two different approaches are compared to 2010 ALOS PALSAR derived FLC results and very high resolution (VHR) NDVI aerial photos. The forest land cover classes extracted are forest, disturbed forest, peatland, grassland, bare land, and settlements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016
PublisherEuropean Space Agency ESA
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-9221305-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventLiving Planet Symposium 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 9 May 201613 May 2016

Publication series

SeriesESA Special Publication
NumberESA SP-740
ISSN0379-6566

Conference

ConferenceLiving Planet Symposium 2016
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period9/05/1613/05/16

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Finland
Iceland
boreal forest
Masks
Time series
land cover
Polarization
Antennas
Monitoring
Sensors
Water
PALSAR
ALOS
normalized difference vegetation index
grasslands
autumn
peatland
NDVI
land
European Space Agency

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Haarpaintner, J., Davids, C., Storvold, R., Johansen, K. S., Ãrnason, K., Rauste, Y., & Mutanen, T. (2016). Boreal forest land covermapping in Iceland and Finland using Sentinel-1A. In Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016 European Space Agency ESA. ESA Special Publication, No. ESA SP-740
Haarpaintner, J. ; Davids, C. ; Storvold, R. ; Johansen, K. S. ; Ãrnason, K. ; Rauste, Y. ; Mutanen, T. / Boreal forest land covermapping in Iceland and Finland using Sentinel-1A. Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016. European Space Agency ESA, 2016. (ESA Special Publication; No. ESA SP-740).
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Haarpaintner, J, Davids, C, Storvold, R, Johansen, KS, Ãrnason, K, Rauste, Y & Mutanen, T 2016, Boreal forest land covermapping in Iceland and Finland using Sentinel-1A. in Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016. European Space Agency ESA, ESA Special Publication, no. ESA SP-740, Living Planet Symposium 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, 9/05/16.

Boreal forest land covermapping in Iceland and Finland using Sentinel-1A. / Haarpaintner, J. (Corresponding author); Davids, C.; Storvold, R.; Johansen, K. S.; Ãrnason, K.; Rauste, Y.; Mutanen, T.

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Haarpaintner J, Davids C, Storvold R, Johansen KS, Ãrnason K, Rauste Y et al. Boreal forest land covermapping in Iceland and Finland using Sentinel-1A. In Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016. European Space Agency ESA. 2016. (ESA Special Publication; No. ESA SP-740).