Radar-based forest biomass estimation

Yrjö Rauste, Tuomas Häme, Jouni Pulliainen, Kaarina Heiska, Martti Hallikainen

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Abstract

The potential of radar-based tree biomass estimation has been studied using polarimetric SAR data from the Freiburg test site of the MAESTRO I Campaign and scatterometer data from a test site in Finland. Using the Freiburg SAR data and polarizaiton synthesis, the most suitable polarization combination was obtained. In P band, the maximum correIalions, which were found ncar the linear H V polarization, were up to 0·75.

In the Finnish test site, a strong negative correlation “correlation coefficient -0·65” existed between the pine biomass and X-VV backscatter. When the combination of X and C bands “measured by the HUTSCAT seatterometer” was used, a correlation coefficient of 0·81 was obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2797-2808
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume15
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Rauste, Yrjö ; Häme, Tuomas ; Pulliainen, Jouni ; Heiska, Kaarina ; Hallikainen, Martti. / Radar-based forest biomass estimation. In: International Journal of Remote Sensing. 1994 ; Vol. 15, No. 14. pp. 2797-2808.
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Radar-based forest biomass estimation. / Rauste, Yrjö; Häme, Tuomas; Pulliainen, Jouni; Heiska, Kaarina; Hallikainen, Martti.

In: International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 15, No. 14, 1994, p. 2797-2808.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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