Mapping Boreal forest biomass with imagery from polarimetric and semi-polarimetric SAR sensors

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

Abstract

Data from ALOS/Palsar and TerraSAR-X were used to estimate forest biomass in Boreal forest zone in Finland. In the study site in Heinavesi (forest biomass between 0 and 255 tons/ha), the HH-polarised component of dual-polarised ALOS/Palsar produced biomass estimation accuracies (RMSE) between 35 and 42 tons/ha. In the Kuortane site (biomass 0…188 tons/ha) the RMSE varied between 25 and 28 tons/ha. Since only two winter-time scenes from TerraSAR-X were available, TerraSAR-X results were very preliminary. The phase of the HH-VV cross-coherence produced the highest biomass-correlations among the TerraSAR-X derived features. This produced a biomass estimation accuracy (RMSE) of 49 tons/ha in the Heinavesi study site.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of VIII seminario de atualizacao em sensoriamento remoto e sistemas de informacoes geograficas aplicados a engenharia florestal
Place of PublicationCuritiba
Pages596-603
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventVIII seminario de atualizacao em sensoriamento remoto e sistemas de informacoes geograficas aplicados a engenharia florestal, Curitiba - Curitiba, Brazil
Duration: 7 Oct 20089 Oct 2008

Conference

ConferenceVIII seminario de atualizacao em sensoriamento remoto e sistemas de informacoes geograficas aplicados a engenharia florestal, Curitiba
CountryBrazil
CityCuritiba
Period7/10/089/10/08

Fingerprint

boreal forest
TerraSAR-X
synthetic aperture radar
imagery
sensor
biomass
ALOS
winter

Keywords

  • forest biomass
  • SAR
  • polarimetry
  • remote sensing

Cite this

Rauste, Y., Lönnqvist, A., & Ahola, H. (2008). Mapping Boreal forest biomass with imagery from polarimetric and semi-polarimetric SAR sensors. In Proceedings of VIII seminario de atualizacao em sensoriamento remoto e sistemas de informacoes geograficas aplicados a engenharia florestal (pp. 596-603). Curitiba.
Rauste, Yrjö ; Lönnqvist, Anne ; Ahola, Heikki. / Mapping Boreal forest biomass with imagery from polarimetric and semi-polarimetric SAR sensors. Proceedings of VIII seminario de atualizacao em sensoriamento remoto e sistemas de informacoes geograficas aplicados a engenharia florestal. Curitiba, 2008. pp. 596-603
@inproceedings{0a618ca536744d458388188c2d8db1f8,
title = "Mapping Boreal forest biomass with imagery from polarimetric and semi-polarimetric SAR sensors",
abstract = "Data from ALOS/Palsar and TerraSAR-X were used to estimate forest biomass in Boreal forest zone in Finland. In the study site in Heinavesi (forest biomass between 0 and 255 tons/ha), the HH-polarised component of dual-polarised ALOS/Palsar produced biomass estimation accuracies (RMSE) between 35 and 42 tons/ha. In the Kuortane site (biomass 0…188 tons/ha) the RMSE varied between 25 and 28 tons/ha. Since only two winter-time scenes from TerraSAR-X were available, TerraSAR-X results were very preliminary. The phase of the HH-VV cross-coherence produced the highest biomass-correlations among the TerraSAR-X derived features. This produced a biomass estimation accuracy (RMSE) of 49 tons/ha in the Heinavesi study site.",
keywords = "forest biomass, SAR, polarimetry, remote sensing",
author = "Yrj{\"o} Rauste and Anne L{\"o}nnqvist and Heikki Ahola",
note = "Project code: 7859",
year = "2008",
language = "English",
pages = "596--603",
booktitle = "Proceedings of VIII seminario de atualizacao em sensoriamento remoto e sistemas de informacoes geograficas aplicados a engenharia florestal",

}

Rauste, Y, Lönnqvist, A & Ahola, H 2008, Mapping Boreal forest biomass with imagery from polarimetric and semi-polarimetric SAR sensors. in Proceedings of VIII seminario de atualizacao em sensoriamento remoto e sistemas de informacoes geograficas aplicados a engenharia florestal. Curitiba, pp. 596-603, VIII seminario de atualizacao em sensoriamento remoto e sistemas de informacoes geograficas aplicados a engenharia florestal, Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil, 7/10/08.

Mapping Boreal forest biomass with imagery from polarimetric and semi-polarimetric SAR sensors. / Rauste, Yrjö; Lönnqvist, Anne; Ahola, Heikki.

Proceedings of VIII seminario de atualizacao em sensoriamento remoto e sistemas de informacoes geograficas aplicados a engenharia florestal. Curitiba, 2008. p. 596-603.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

TY - GEN

T1 - Mapping Boreal forest biomass with imagery from polarimetric and semi-polarimetric SAR sensors

AU - Rauste, Yrjö

AU - Lönnqvist, Anne

AU - Ahola, Heikki

N1 - Project code: 7859

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - Data from ALOS/Palsar and TerraSAR-X were used to estimate forest biomass in Boreal forest zone in Finland. In the study site in Heinavesi (forest biomass between 0 and 255 tons/ha), the HH-polarised component of dual-polarised ALOS/Palsar produced biomass estimation accuracies (RMSE) between 35 and 42 tons/ha. In the Kuortane site (biomass 0…188 tons/ha) the RMSE varied between 25 and 28 tons/ha. Since only two winter-time scenes from TerraSAR-X were available, TerraSAR-X results were very preliminary. The phase of the HH-VV cross-coherence produced the highest biomass-correlations among the TerraSAR-X derived features. This produced a biomass estimation accuracy (RMSE) of 49 tons/ha in the Heinavesi study site.

AB - Data from ALOS/Palsar and TerraSAR-X were used to estimate forest biomass in Boreal forest zone in Finland. In the study site in Heinavesi (forest biomass between 0 and 255 tons/ha), the HH-polarised component of dual-polarised ALOS/Palsar produced biomass estimation accuracies (RMSE) between 35 and 42 tons/ha. In the Kuortane site (biomass 0…188 tons/ha) the RMSE varied between 25 and 28 tons/ha. Since only two winter-time scenes from TerraSAR-X were available, TerraSAR-X results were very preliminary. The phase of the HH-VV cross-coherence produced the highest biomass-correlations among the TerraSAR-X derived features. This produced a biomass estimation accuracy (RMSE) of 49 tons/ha in the Heinavesi study site.

KW - forest biomass

KW - SAR

KW - polarimetry

KW - remote sensing

M3 - Conference article in proceedings

SP - 596

EP - 603

BT - Proceedings of VIII seminario de atualizacao em sensoriamento remoto e sistemas de informacoes geograficas aplicados a engenharia florestal

CY - Curitiba

ER -

Rauste Y, Lönnqvist A, Ahola H. Mapping Boreal forest biomass with imagery from polarimetric and semi-polarimetric SAR sensors. In Proceedings of VIII seminario de atualizacao em sensoriamento remoto e sistemas de informacoes geograficas aplicados a engenharia florestal. Curitiba. 2008. p. 596-603