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ALOS PALSAR for characterizing wooded savannas in Northern Australia

R.M. Lucas, J.D. Armston
2007 2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium  
The research sought to establish the potential of the ALOS PALSAR, either singularly or in combination with optical data, for retrieving the biomass and structure of wooded savannas typical to northern  ...  Australia.  ...  JAXA is particularly thanked for their provision of the ALOS PALSAR data.  ... 
doi:10.1109/igarss.2007.4423627 dblp:conf/igarss/LucasA07 fatcat:ew7xs24e4rb5pbyekncw56ijf4

Local-Scale Mapping of Biomass in Tropical Lowland Pine Savannas Using ALOS PALSAR

Dimitrios Michelakis, Neil Stuart, German Lopez, Vinicio Linares, Iain Woodhouse
2014 Forests  
In this study, we apply a locally validated method for estimating aboveground woody biomass (AGWB) from Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) Phased Array-type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR  ...  ) data to produce an AGWB map for the lowland pine savannas of Belize at a spatial resolution of 100 m.  ...  We are particularly grateful to the forestry team of the NGO "Programme for Belize" and the students of the MSc in Plant Taxonomy organized by the Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh for their assistance  ... 
doi:10.3390/f5092377 fatcat:hyofmzbivjbglk2wy5di6s6zuu

Assessment of the mapping of fractional woody cover in southern African savannas using multi-temporal and polarimetric ALOS PALSAR L-band images

Mikhail Urbazaev, Christian Thiel, Renaud Mathieu, Laven Naidoo, Shaun R. Levick, Izak P.J. Smit, Gregory P. Asner, Christiane Schmullius
2015 Remote Sensing of Environment  
In this study we sought to assess multi-temporal ALOS PALSAR L-band backscatter to map woody cover in southern African savannas.  ...  Collectively, our results demonstrate that L-band backscatter shows promising sensitivity for the purposes of mapping woody cover in southern African savannas, particularly during the dry season leaf-off  ...  The authors also thank two anonymous reviewers for their helpful and valuable comments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.06.013 fatcat:shoh7qsuyzcrhglcxy42epqma4

Measurement of Forest Above-Ground Biomass Using Active and Passive Remote Sensing at Large (Subnational to Global) Scales

Richard M. Lucas, Anthea L. Mitchell, John Armston
2015 Current Forestry Reports  
Further improvements in estimates are anticipated with the launch of new spaceborne LiDAR and SAR that have been specifically designed for better retrieval of forest structure and AGB.  ...  For this reason, techniques have varied between the major forest biomes.  ...  In Australia, [41] improved estimates of AGB by combining SRTM-derived height maps with ALOS PALSAR backscatter data.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40725-015-0021-9 fatcat:w6le4hl3incjdo3ahvbeyoxv3a

Forest biomass retrieval approaches from earth observation in different biomes

Pedro Rodríguez-Veiga, Shaun Quegan, Joao Carreiras, Henrik J. Persson, Johan E.S. Fransson, Agata Hoscilo, Dariusz Ziółkowski, Krzysztof Stereńczak, Sandra Lohberger, Matthias Stängel, Anna Berninger, Florian Siegert (+17 others)
2019 International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation  
Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the following people and organizations for making the data freely available:  ...  The woodlands and savannas of Africa were also mapped at 25 m spatial resolution using ALOS PALSAR data (Bouvet et al., 2018) .  ...  The most used dataset in this study was the L-band SAR ALOS PALSAR annual mosaics (Shimada et al., 2014; Shimada and Ohtaki, 2010) , which were used in all regional methods except for Sweden.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jag.2018.12.008 fatcat:dchrov5sanftjpjmmxw5zjizw4

Savannah woody structure modelling and mapping using multi-frequency (X-, C- and L-band) Synthetic Aperture Radar data

Laven Naidoo, Renaud Mathieu, Russell Main, Waldo Kleynhans, Konrad Wessels, Gregory Asner, Brigitte Leblon
2015 ISPRS journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing (Print)  
Mapping of fractional woody cover using ALOS PALSAR L-band backscatter in southern African savannas.  ...  Similar results (50-125m grid size) were reported with ALOS PALSAR L-band data in the region (Urbazaev, 2013).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2015.04.007 fatcat:pwz5j75a7jamzmhmrvfwt35ony

An above-ground biomass map of African savannahs and woodlands at 25 m resolution derived from ALOS PALSAR

Alexandre Bouvet, Stéphane Mermoz, Thuy Le Toan, Ludovic Villard, Renaud Mathieu, Laven Naidoo, Gregory P. Asner
2018 Remote Sensing of Environment  
An above-ground biomass map of African savannahs and woodlands at 25 m resolution derived from ALOS PALSAR.  ...  The map is built from the 2010 L-band PALSAR mosaic produced by JAXA, along the following steps: a) stratification into wet/dry season areas in order to account for seasonal effects, b) development of  ...  PALSAR Mosaics.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.12.030 fatcat:ib4ved275valzcjzlnmlwix6iy

Review of the use of remote sensing for biomass estimation to support renewable energy generation

Lalit Kumar, Priyakant Sinha, Subhashni Taylor, Abdullah F. Alqurashi
2015 Journal of Applied Remote Sensing  
Distribution or reproduction of this work in whole or in part requires full attribution of the original publication, including its DOI.  ...  It covers forests, savannah, and grasslands/rangelands, and for each of these environments, reviews key work that has been undertaken and compares the techniques that have been the most successful. © The  ...  of northern Australia.  ... 
doi:10.1117/1.jrs.9.097696 fatcat:vb6fitx52rbyxprbf2c6c7nu3i

Biomass Estimation Using Satellite-Based Data [chapter]

Patrícia Lourenço
2021 Forest Biomass - From Trees to Energy  
transformed images, vegetation indices, textural features, and different regression algorithms used (parametric and non-parametric) that contribute to a more robust, practical, and cost-effective approach for  ...  Acknowledgements This work is funded by the National Funds through FCT -Foundation for Science and Technology under the Project UIDB/05183/2020 and by Programa Operativo de Cooperação Transfronteiriço  ...  Aboveground biomass mapping using ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 time-series images for Borneo's Forest.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.93603 fatcat:xdij2dyqwjcyzdfzywikogb3fm

Estimating aboveground woody biomass change in Kalahari woodland: combining field, radar, and optical data sets

Vladimir R. Wingate, Stuart R Phinn, Nikolaus Kuhn, Peter Scarth
2017 International Journal of Remote Sensing  
This study quantifies AGB associated with the different vegetation change processes over an eight-year period, for a region of Kalahari woodland savannah in northern Namibia.  ...  Radar (PALSAR and PALSAR-2) and dry season Landsat vegetation index composites, for two periods (2007 and 2015).  ...  ALOS PALSAR The Advanced Land Observing Satellite's Phased Array-type L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (ALOS PALSAR) is an L-Band, 23 cm wavelength SAR capturing cross-polarized data in horizontal send  ... 
doi:10.1080/01431161.2017.1390271 fatcat:ptdx6f3bczdibnsy7sdiatw66m

Global inventory of fluvial ridges on Earth and lessons applicable to Mars

Abdallah S. Zaki, Colin F. Pain, Kenneth S. Edgett, Sébastien Castelltort
2021 Earth-Science Reviews  
The Earth global data set provides environmental contexts for the formation mechanisms and conditions that accompanied channel and valley formation, erosion, and inversion.  ...  fluvial sediments in ancient, lithified deltaic landforms.  ...  to tens of kilometers such as examples in northern Arizona (Luccihtta et al., 2011), Fig. 18 . 18 Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived from ALOS PALSAR data showing the Mirackina fluvial ridges (28  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103561 fatcat:pdpmgvz7qbdxfcpa5bt6l6cd7q

A Review of Wetland Remote Sensing

Meng Guo, Jing Li, Chunlei Sheng, Jiawei Xu, Li Wu
2017 Sensors  
sensing; (2) highlight the different types of remote sensors in wetland remote sensing; and (3) provide advice for future wetland research.  ...  They play a key role in alleviating floods and filtering polluted water and also provide habitats for many plants and animals. Wetlands also interact with climate change.  ...  It has been verified that the combinations of multitemporal ALOS PALSAR and RADARSAT-2 data are efficient in mapping land cover and flood patterns in wetland regions [254] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s17040777 pmid:28379174 pmcid:PMC5422050 fatcat:ddyxyf44o5ejjnnjwyjp7kjyqy

The Effect of Surface Fire in Savannah Systems in the Kruger National Park (KNP), South Africa, on the Backscatter of C-Band Sentinel-1 Images

Renaud Mathieu, Russell Main, David P. Roy, Laven Naidoo, Hannah Yang
2019 Fire  
, for instance, for fine-scale fire propagation studies.  ...  The unique availability of frequent and spatially detailed C-band data from the Sentinel-1 SAR constellation provide new opportunities for burned area mapping and systematic monitoring in savannahs systems  ...  The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/fire2030037 fatcat:hajlrsh3q5dudfdnjfprnmssk4

State of the Climate in 2012

Jessica Blunden, Derek S. Arndt
2013 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
The second map, utilizing a combination of ALOS PALSAR, Landsat, ICESat forest height, and SRTM data, is for year 2005 (Saatchi et al. 2013 , manuscript submitted to J. Geophys. Res.).  ...  (ii) Precipitation In northern Italy and northern parts of the Balkans, 2012 was characterized by below-average rainfall (60%-80% of normal).  ...  Antarctic/western Ross Sea ( 120°E-180°) , and for a short period, the coastal area in the Bellingshausen/Amundsen Sea (~90°W-120°W; Fig. 6 .8b).  ... 
doi:10.1175/2013bamsstateoftheclimate.1 fatcat:rpqvtdtj5vet5ax3ry6d2mggli

Assessment of Vegetation Trends in Drylands from Time Series of Earth Observation Data [chapter]

Rasmus Fensholt, Stephanie Horion, Torbern Tagesson, Andrea Ehammer, Kenneth Grogan, Feng Tian, Silvia Huber, Jan Verbesselt, Stephen D. Prince, Compton J. Tucker, Kjeld Rasmussen
2015 Remote Sensing Time Series  
Torsten Weber, for providing evaporation data. Acknowledgements This study was funded by the EOS-Network of the Helmholtz Centres in Germany.  ...  Leinenkugel for providing the physiographic regions, the land cover dataset, and the deforestation layer of the Mekong Basin used in this research.  ...  Savannas are often characterized by high human population density and growth, one example being the West African Sudanian Savanna.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15967-6_8 fatcat:2cl5kwf33zg7hl2k3syukjpa6q
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