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
ISSN2153-7003

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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    Rauste, Y. (1992). Estimation of biomass in mixed forests using polarimetric SAR data. In R. Williamson, & T. Stein (Eds.), International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 1992): International Space Year: Space Remote Sensing (pp. 789-791). [576835] IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, Vol.. 12 https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.1992.576835