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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  ...  This paper provides an overview of the results obtained, first using airborne remote sensing data acquired near Injune in Queensland, and focusing on the retrieval of biomass and the mapping of woody regrowth  ...  JAXA is particularly thanked for their provision of the ALOS PALSAR data.  ... 
doi:10.1109/igarss.2007.4423627 dblp:conf/igarss/LucasA07 fatcat:ew7xs24e4rb5pbyekncw56ijf4

Current remote sensing approaches to monitoring forest degradation in support of countries measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems for REDD+

Anthea L. Mitchell, Ake Rosenqvist, Brice Mora
2017 Carbon Balance and Management  
Improvements in the reliability of mapping methods are anticipated by SAR-optical data fusion and use of very high resolution data.  ...  The first approach encompasses methods that characterise the type of degradation and track disturbance, detect gaps in, and fragmentation of, the forest canopy, and proxies that provide evidence of forestry  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the support of GFOI, ESA, GOFC-GOLD, University of Wageningen, and knowledge sharing at GFOI Expert Workshops (www. gfoi.org/rd). The contributions from D.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13021-017-0078-9 pmid:28417324 pmcid:PMC5393981 fatcat:nyb3rjngp5a4plfs47r75w5y3u

Contribution of L-band SAR to systematic global mangrove monitoring

Richard Lucas, Lisa-Maria Rebelo, Lola Fatoyinbo, Ake Rosenqvist, Takuya Itoh, Masanobu Shimada, Marc Simard, Pedro Walfir Souza-Filho, Nathan Thomas, Carl Trettin, Arnon Accad, Joao Carreiras (+1 others)
2014 Marine and Freshwater Research  
global thematic layers on the distribution of mangrove species; and (4) to validate maps of changes in the extent of mangroves, primarily through comparison with dense time-series of Landsat sensor data  ...  Landsat-derived) global baselines of the extent of mangroves by comparing advanced land-observing satellite 2 (ALOS-2) phased array L-band SAR 2 (PALSAR-2) data from 2014 with that acquired by the Japanese  ...  The estimates of AGB can be improved further by integrating ALOS PALSAR data.  ... 
doi:10.1071/mf13177 fatcat:i7wm3vwdv5andd3ncxenxzd4hq

Structural characterisation of mangrove forests achieved through combining multiple sources of remote sensing data

Richard Lucas, Ruben Van De Kerchove, Viviana Otero, David Lagomasino, Lola Fatoyinbo, Hamdan Omar, Behara Satyanarayana, Farid Dahdouh-Guebas
2020 Remote Sensing of Environment  
The study provided new information on the biophysical properties and growth dynamics of mangrove forests in the MMFR, inputs for future monitoring activities, and methods for facilitating better characterisation  ...  Using relationships with forest age, both CH and AGB were estimated for each date of Landsat or L-band SAR observation and the temporal trends in L-band SAR were shown to effectively track the sequences  ...  The Division of Forestry and Environment, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) is thanked for making the field data available for the study.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111543 fatcat:boe25wlya5bulit3zcsbrpy4je

Monitoring Tropical Peat Swamp Deforestation and Hydrological Dynamics by ASAR and PALSAR [chapter]

Dirk Hoekman
2009 Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
In this chapter methodologies are discussed for mapping biophysical parameters, hydrological modelling and monitoring based on historical JERS-1 radar data, and currently available ALOS PALSAR.  ...  ALOS PALSAR ScanSAR HH (WB1) input data of nine consecutive (46 day) cycles used for the production of the Central-Kalimantan flood frequency map. Figure 11 is demarcated with red dots.  ...  Geoscience is a study of nature world from the core of the earth, to the depths of oceans and to the outer space.  ... 
doi:10.5772/8288 fatcat:xwrd3tzsrfddvk3tq3nyqiidd4

Optimisation of Savannah Land Cover Characterisation with Optical and SAR Data

Elias Symeonakis, Thomas Higginbottom, Kyriaki Petroulaki, Andreas Rabe
2018 Remote Sensing  
We address this issue by employing Landsat and Advanced Land Observing Satellite Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (ALOS PALSAR) data to assess the accuracy of mapping the main savannah  ...  The provision of free data from the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) 1, and the development of a global 25 m annual mosaic PALSAR product  ...  We are grateful to the USGS, JAXA, and the NGI for providing the data used in this study. The authors declare no personal or financial conflicts of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10040499 fatcat:4obfuf7pbfet7pbzyu2nj4hywi

Woody Aboveground Biomass Mapping of the Brazilian Savanna with a Multi-Sensor and Machine Learning Approach

Polyanna da Conceição Bispo, Pedro Rodríguez-Veiga, Barbara Zimbres, Sabrina do Couto de Miranda, Cassio Henrique Giusti Cezare, Sam Fleming, Francesca Baldacchino, Valentin Louis, Dominik Rains, Mariano Garcia, Fernando Del Bon Espírito-Santo, Iris Roitman (+13 others)
2020 Remote Sensing  
and radar satellite images (Landsat 8 and ALOS-2/PALSAR-2).  ...  We produced the first high-resolution map of the AGB for a region in the Brazilian Cerrado using a combination of vegetation inventory plots, airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data, and multispectral  ...  the US Department of State for the LiDAR data.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12172685 fatcat:b767wbigerd6pccky5ppmmu7jy

Mapping tropical disturbed forests using multi-decadal 30 m optical satellite imagery

Yunxia Wang, Guy Ziv, Marcos Adami, Edward Mitchard, Sarah A. Batterman, Wolfgang Buermann, Beatriz Schwantes Marimon, Ben Hur Marimon Junior, Simone Matias Reis, Domingos Rodrigues, David Galbraith
2019 Remote Sensing of Environment  
We demonstrated the feasibility of this method to map disturbed forests in three different forest ecoregions (seasonal, moist and dry forest) in Mato Grosso, Brazil, and found that the overall mapping  ...  Using Google Earth Engine (GEE), we developed a novel approach to map cumulative disturbed forest areas based on the 27-year time-series of Landsat surface reflectance imagery.  ...  For an additional independent confirmation for our Landsat optical sensor based classification of disturbed forests vs. intact forests, we used another microwave radar based satellite product, ALOS/PALSAR  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.11.028 fatcat:ja5k354v3rfufbn242imowra5q

SYNERGY OF OPTICAL AND SAR DATA FOR MAPPING AND MONITORING MANGROVES

A. K. Monzon, S. R. Reyes, R. K. Veridiano, R. Tumaneng, J. D. De Alban
2016 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
The analysis is part of a larger study evaluating the synergistic use of time-series L-band SAR and optical data for mapping and monitoring of mangroves.  ...  This study developed an integrated replicable approach for analyzing future radar and optical datasets, essential in national level mangrove cover change monitoring and assessment for long-term conservation  ...  The analysis is part of a larger study evaluating the synergistic use of time-series L-band SAR and optical data for mapping and monitoring of mangroves.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-xli-b6-259-2016 fatcat:6dwfnnuatve4la6ooedv43hdqe

SYNERGY OF OPTICAL AND SAR DATA FOR MAPPING AND MONITORING MANGROVES

A. K. Monzon, S. R. Reyes, R. K. Veridiano, R. Tumaneng, J. D. De Alban
2016 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
The analysis is part of a larger study evaluating the synergistic use of time-series L-band SAR and optical data for mapping and monitoring of mangroves.  ...  This study developed an integrated replicable approach for analyzing future radar and optical datasets, essential in national level mangrove cover change monitoring and assessment for long-term conservation  ...  The analysis is part of a larger study evaluating the synergistic use of time-series L-band SAR and optical data for mapping and monitoring of mangroves.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xli-b6-259-2016 fatcat:7t5pjf72i5cj7mmwfn7a6wgdgi

A Review of the Application of Optical and Radar Remote Sensing Data Fusion to Land Use Mapping and Monitoring

Neha Joshi, Matthias Baumann, Andrea Ehammer, Rasmus Fensholt, Kenneth Grogan, Patrick Hostert, Martin Jepsen, Tobias Kuemmerle, Patrick Meyfroidt, Edward Mitchard, Johannes Reiche, Casey Ryan (+1 others)
2016 Remote Sensing  
Progress in this field of research requires the development of robust techniques of fusion to map the intricacies of land uses and changes therein and systematic procedures to assess the benefits of fusion  ...  The advantages of fusion for land use analysis were assessed in 32 studies, and a large majority (28 studies) concluded that fusion improved results compared to using single data sources.  ...  The most commonly-used combination of optical and radar sensors included Landsat and ALOS PALSAR, followed by Landsat and ERS, and then Landsat and RADARSAT ( Figure 5 ).  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs8010070 fatcat:v3yhpouvu5ernhful6wl2hlnii

Application of Optical Remote Sensing in Rubber Plantations: A Systematic Review

Fathin Ayuni Azizan, Adhitya Marendra Kiloes, Ike Sari Astuti, Ammar Abdul Aziz
2021 Remote Sensing  
The review focuses on the application of optical remote sensing data in rubber.  ...  Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) is a tropical tree crop cultivated for the industrial production of latex. The trees are tall, perennial and long-lived, and are typically grown in plantations.  ...  Acknowledgments: We thank the reviewers for their meticulous and insightful reviews that has helped improve the manuscript. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13030429 fatcat:u6guvt42qja25oe4qktu72y36u

Multispectral Remote Sensing of Wetlands in Semi-Arid and Arid Areas: A Review on Applications, Challenges and Possible Future Research Directions

Siyamthanda Gxokwe, Timothy Dube, Dominic Mazvimavi
2020 Remote Sensing  
However, advancements in remote-sensing and data analytics provides new opportunities for further research on wetland monitoring and assessment across various scales.  ...  Furthermore, it was noted that there were challenges associated with the both spatial and spectral resolutions of data used when mapping and monitoring wetlands.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable input to this paper as well as the SASCAL and WeMast funders for funding this whole project.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12244190 fatcat:yhwcrmz5yje5xod7butvrqweqq

Integration of radar and Landsat-derived foliage projected cover for woody regrowth mapping, Queensland, Australia

Richard M. Lucas, Natasha Cronin, Mahta Moghaddam, Alex Lee, John Armston, Peter Bunting, Christian Witte
2006 Remote Sensing of Environment  
The integration of Landsat FPC and Lband SAR data is therefore expected to facilitate regrowth mapping across Queensland and other regions of Australia, particularly as Japan's Advanced Land Observing  ...  System (ALOS) Phase Arrayed L-band SAR (PALSAR), to be launched in 2006, will observe at both L-band HH and HV polarisations.  ...  Department of Primary Industries (QDPI) Tropical Beef Centre and QDPI for assisting with destructive harvesting and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for acquiring the AIRSAR data.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2005.09.020 fatcat:6sjs7j5vyvdyjkxbojyosmheyy

Integrated radar and lidar analysis reveals extensive loss of remaining intact forest on Sumatra 2007–2010

M. B. Collins, E. T. A. Mitchard
2015 Biogeosciences Discussions  
However, by integrating L-band (λ = 0.23 m) SAR with lidar data from the ALOS and ICESat earth-observing satellites respectively, and 56 forest plots, we were able to create a forest biomass and change  ...  Using a time series of SAR data we estimated changes in both forest area and AGB.  ...  ALOS PALSAR data were provided free of charge by JAXA and METI through the Kyoto and Carbon Program, and we also acknowledge the support of JAXA's 4th Research Announcement.  ... 
doi:10.5194/bgd-12-8573-2015 fatcat:gbwidajofbdvbcjhuh2hzect4y
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