A study of forest vertical structure estimation using coherence tomography coupled to a macro-ecological scattering model

Shane Cloude, Matthew Brolly, Iain Woodhouse

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Abstract

In this paper we combine a macro-ecology forest model with a numerical scattering code to estimate the vertical scattering profile of L-band penetration into forests. We use these simulations to show that structure has an important impact on interferometric coherence and hence on height retrievals based on single baseline polarimetric interferometry. We conclude with some suggestions for dual baseline extensions to allow for better height and structure estimation in future sensors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2009 IEEE International, IGARSS 2009
Place of PublicationNew Jersey, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages717-720
Number of pages4
Volume4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424433957
ISBN (Print)9781424433940
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2009
EventGeoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2009 IEEE International, IGARSS 2009 - Cape Town, South Africa, 12-17 July 2009
Duration: 20 Jul 2009 → …

Conference

ConferenceGeoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2009 IEEE International, IGARSS 2009
Period20/07/09 → …

Keywords

  • Forest Scattering Models
  • Radar Tomography
  • Vertical Structure

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    Cloude, S., Brolly, M., & Woodhouse, I. (2009). A study of forest vertical structure estimation using coherence tomography coupled to a macro-ecological scattering model. In Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2009 IEEE International, IGARSS 2009 (Vol. 4, pp. 717-720). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2009.5417477