Using ERS-1 and ASAR imagery for mapping forest in French Guiana

Jean-Baptiste Henry, Tuomas Häme, Yrjö Rauste, Laura Sirro, Heikki Ahola, Gianfranco De Grandi, N. Stach

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Abstract

ERS 1 and ASAR imagery were used for mapping the forest area of French Guiana for 1992/1993 and 2003/2004, respectively. Imagery was orthorectified using the SRTM DEM and least square algorithm was used to improve the residual geometric inaccuracies. Geometric accuracy of the ERS data using the standard VMP processor was compared with the accuracy using the PGS processor that has been developed for the Envisat ASAR data. The change detection ability clearly improved due to the use of PGS processor. The study was part of the GMES (Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security) Service Element Forest Monitoring
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2006
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages2666-2669
ISBN (Print)0-7803-9510-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2006 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 31 Jul 20064 Aug 2006

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2006
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2006
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period31/07/064/08/06

Keywords

  • Forest
  • Change detection
  • French Guiana
  • ERS
  • ASAR
  • GMES

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    Henry, J-B., Häme, T., Rauste, Y., Sirro, L., Ahola, H., De Grandi, G., & Stach, N. (2006). Using ERS-1 and ASAR imagery for mapping forest in French Guiana. In 2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2006 (pp. 2666-2669). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2006.688