Estimation of biomass in mixed forests using polarimetric SAR data

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    Abstract

    Information on the forest biomass is needed, besides global environmental modelling applications, in finding natural resources for use by the forest industry. The possibility to acquire information on the biomass of a forest using polarimetric SAR data has been studied. The SAR data from the AIRSAR sensor, collected in the MAESTRO-1 campaign in a German test site (mixed forest), was used. The correlation coefficient between P-HV amplitude and the forest biomass was 0.72. The estimation standard error using a linear regression model was 140 m3/ha in an area where the stem volume varies from 0 to 800 m3/ha. A P-HV radar would be an efficient tool in mapping of forest biomass in large, unaccessible areas of natural forest.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 1992)
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Space Year: Space Remote Sensing
    EditorsRuby Williamson, Tammy Stein
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages789-791
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-0138-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1992
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 1992 - Houston, United States
    Duration: 26 May 199229 May 1992

    Publication series

    SeriesIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings
    Volume12
    ISSN2153-6996

    Conference

    Conference12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 1992
    CountryUnited States
    CityHouston
    Period26/05/9229/05/92

    Keywords

    • Coniferous forest
    • Forest biomass
    • SAR

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