Mapping Forest Thinning, Systemic and Selective Logging Operations Using Various Imaging Modes of X-Band SAR Images

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Abstract

In this study, we evaluate the performance of several imaging modes of X-band satellite SAR data in mapping various forest logging operations. We use stripmap and spotlight data acquired by DLR's TanDEM-X mission and ICEYE SAR satellites. Also, the potential of InSAR coherence data is evaluated. Experiments are performed over the study site located in the central part of Finland. Reference data are represented by forest management plans and harvester logging tracking reports. Our results indicate that not only clear-cutting, but also forest thinning operations can be detected using advanced imaging modes of satellite SAR data even at X-band, primarily using high resolution imaging modes and interferometric SAR capability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages6272-6275
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-0369-6, 978-1-6654-0368-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-4762-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2021 - Brussels, Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 11 Jul 202116 Jul 2021

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2021
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period11/07/2116/07/21

Keywords

  • Satellites
  • Sensitivity
  • Imaging
  • High-resolution imaging
  • Forestry
  • Radar polarimetry
  • Reliability

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