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Synthesis of L-Band SAR and Forest Heights Derived from TanDEM-X DEM and 3 Digital Terrain Models for Biomass Mapping

Hojo, Takagi, Avtar, Tadono, Nakamura
2020 Remote Sensing  
and TanDEM-X-derived forest heights (TDX heights) at four scales from 1/4 to 25 ha in a hemi-boreal forest in Japan.  ...  of (I) TDX 12 m DEM (digital elevation model) product, (II) TDX 90 m DEM product and (III) TDX 5 m DSM, which we developed from two TDX–TSX (TerraSAR-X) image pairs for reference, and the three digital  ...  The authors also greatly appreciate the DLR for providing the TanDEM-X data and the JAXA for providing L-band SAR data, and are also very thankful to Masato Hayashi of JAXA for his scientific comments  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12030349 fatcat:kvj3y4pa2beozkznxnsgxqekzy

The Penetration Depth Derived from the Synthesis of ALOS/PALSAR InSAR Data and ASTER GDEM for the Mapping of Forest Biomass

Wenjian Ni, Zhiyu Zhang, Guoqing Sun, Zhifeng Guo, Yating He
2014 Remote Sensing  
The feasibility of forest biomass mapping through the data synthesis of ALOS/PALSAR InSAR data and ASTER GDEM was investigated in this study.  ...  The Global Digital Elevation Model produced from stereo images of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer data (ASTER GDEM) covers land surfaces between latitudes of 83°N and 83°  ...  Author Contributions Zhiyu Zhang and Guoqing Sun recorded the field data. Wenjian Ni processed ASTER GDEM and PALSAR data for the extraction of penetration depth and wrote the paper.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs6087303 fatcat:zcq4hheqdbbkdak2cdf6ekxz6q

A review of underlying topography estimation over forest areas by InSAR: Theory, advances, challenges and perspectives

Yan-zhou Xie, Jian-jun Zhu, Hai-qiang Fu, Chang-cheng Wang
2020 Journal of Central South University  
In this paper, firstly, the main principle of digital elevation model (DEM) generation by InSAR and SAR data acquisition over forest area are introduced.  ...  Finally, four aspects of challenge are highlighted, including SAR data acquisition, error compensation and correction, scattering model reconstruction and solution strategy of multi-source data, which  ...  with as much scatterers as possible, which is theoretically suitable for the upcoming TanDEM-L and BIOMASS mission, operating with L-band and P-band, respectively.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11771-020-4348-4 fatcat:rf4qbqtzrbdrthim6xvhvox7vy

Forest mapping and monitoring with interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR)

H. Balzter
2001 Progress in physical geography  
Keywords 1 2 3 biomass, stem volume, forest structure, fire scars, deforestation, freeze-thaw transition, tree 4 height, land cover mapping, SAR 5 6 7 Abstract 8 9 10 A Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is  ...  An overview of 22 applications of InSAR to forest mapping and monitoring is given, covering tree bole volume 23 and biomass, forest types and land cover, fire scars, forest thermal state and forest canopy  ...  height map with a digital elevation model.  ... 
doi:10.1191/030913301666986397 fatcat:j6ni4hznf5hi7dzb4vii2mhj6y

Forest mapping and monitoring with interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR)

H. Balzter
2001 Progress in physical geography  
Keywords 1 2 3 biomass, stem volume, forest structure, fire scars, deforestation, freeze-thaw transition, tree 4 height, land cover mapping, SAR 5 6 7 Abstract 8 9 10 A Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is  ...  An overview of 22 applications of InSAR to forest mapping and monitoring is given, covering tree bole volume 23 and biomass, forest types and land cover, fire scars, forest thermal state and forest canopy  ...  height map with a digital elevation model.  ... 
doi:10.1177/030913330102500201 fatcat:lgl7za2xbjeidesrhtptl7nowu

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 second approach exploits EO sensors with known sensitivity to forest structure and biomass and discusses monitoring efforts using repeat LiDAR and SAR data.  ...  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

Forest Applications [chapter]

K. P. Papathanassiou, S. R. Cloude, M. Pardini, M. J. Quiñones, D. Hoekman, L. Ferro-Famil, D. Goodenough, H. Chen, S. Tebaldini, M. Neumann, L. M. H. Ulander, M. J. Soja
2021 Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing  
AbstractThe application of polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to forest observation for mapping, classification and parameter estimation (especially biomass) has a relatively long history.  ...  The objective of this Chapter is to review applications of SAR polarimetry, polarimetric interferometry and tomography to forest mapping and classification, height estimation, 3-D structure characterization  ...  Biomass maps have been obtained in the two selected test sites in two steps: first by estimating forest height from interferometric TanDEM-X and second by estimating biomass from height using following  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-56504-6_2 fatcat:jk7khncswvdornzxopnnh5h7fi

Large Scale Mapping of Forests and Land Cover with Synthetic Aperture Radar Data [chapter]

Josef Kellndorfer, Oliver Cartus, Jesse Bishop, Wayne Walker, Francesco Holecz
2014 Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing  
Ferrazzoli et al. [3] proposes to make use of bistatic radar at L-band in a specular configuration.  ...  Another approach takes advantage of the fact that tree height can be inferred using airborne single-pass Interferometric SAR (InSAR) dual frequency (X-and P-band) data, or alternatively, LIght Detection  ...  Parts of the work included in this article have been carried out within the JAXA Kyoto and Carbon initiative and the ESA Global Monitoring for Forest Security project.  ... 
doi:10.5772/58220 fatcat:lrsunhvljvfuvdo7ljo6v5mvla

Recent Trend and Advance of Synthetic Aperture Radar with Selected Topics

Kazuo Ouchi
2013 Remote Sensing  
flight of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X [22] .  ...  The SIR missions continued, and in 1994 the SIR-C/X-SAR was in orbit, which, for the first time for its kind, operating at multi-frequency X-, C-and L-bands with a full polarimetric mode [11, 12] .  ...  Pi-SAR data were provided by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), and JAXA.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs5020716 fatcat:mhvchbqksbgpnmywcx6wnkl2lm

Spaceborne L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Data for Geoscientific Analyses in Coastal Land Applications: A Review

Marco Ottinger, Claudia Kuenzer
2020 Remote Sensing  
This review presents a comprehensive overview of existing research articles that apply spaceborne L-band SAR data for geoscientific analyses that are relevant for coastal land applications.  ...  topics: mapping and monitoring of flooded vegetation and inundated areas; the retrieval of aboveground biomass; and the estimation of soil moisture.  ...  Moreover, the authors thank Felix Bachofer and Juliane Huth for commenting on the original draft. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12142228 fatcat:4bplx7hxgbbyfdxddqau4kn4uq

Biomass Estimation Using Satellite-Based Data [chapter]

Patrícia Lourenço
2021 Forest Biomass - From Trees to Energy  
This chapter aims to present different types of predicted variables derived from multi-sources sensors, such as original spectral bands, transformed images, vegetation indices, textural features, and different  ...  Comprehensive measurements of global forest aboveground biomass (AGB) are crucial information to promote the sustainable management of forests to mitigate climate change and preserve the multiple ecosystem  ...  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  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.93603 fatcat:xdij2dyqwjcyzdfzywikogb3fm

TanDEM-X Pol-InSAR Performance for Forest Height Estimation

Florian Kugler, Daniel Schulze, Irena Hajnsek, Hans Pretzsch, Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou
2014 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
The single-pol inversion relies on an external ground digital terrain model (DTM) and performed well for all sites with correlation coefficients r 2 between 0.80 and 0.98.  ...  TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X platforms form together the first spaceborne single-pass polarimetric interferometer in space.  ...  Prats for his support in data processing issues and V. Böhm from KALTENG Consultants for providing the LIDAR data over Mawas.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2013.2296533 fatcat:7wn67w7iera2hhs53bbcshoz24

Remote sensing for the Spanish forests in the 21st century: a review of advances, needs and opportunities

Cristina Gómez, Pablo Alejandro, Txomin Hermosilla, Fernando Montes, Cristina Pascual, Luis Angel Ruiz, Flor Álvarez-Taboada, Mihai Tanase, Ruben Valbuena
2019 Forest Systems  
Overall, we live in times of unprecedented opportunities for monitoring forest ecosystems with a growing support from RS technologies.  ...  Remote sensing (RS) is a powerful means for analysis, synthesis and report, providing insights and contributing to inform decisions upon forest ecosystems.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank the reviewers and editor for their thorough work and contributions to the final manuscript version.  ... 
doi:10.5424/fs/2019281-14221 fatcat:fzxqm3g2aza6tj45lrzvk4flza

Research advances of SAR remote sensing for agriculture applications: A review

Chang-an LIU, Zhong-xin CHEN, Yun SHAO, Jin-song CHEN, Tuya Hasi, Hai-zhu PAN
2019 Journal of Integrative Agriculture  
In the future, the joint use of optical and SAR remote sensing data, the application of multi-band multi-dimensional SAR, the precise and high efficient modeling of electromagnetic scattering and parameter  ...  under the condition of high vegetation coverage, the integrations of SAR remote sensing retrieval information with hydrological models and/or crop growth models, and so on, still need to be improved.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61661136006 and 41371396). Allain S, Ferro-Famil L, Pottier E. 2003.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s2095-3119(18)62016-7 fatcat:a4v7kcn3lvfxza7z4d4hfwdeau

Remote Sensing of Snow Cover Using Spaceborne SAR: A Review

Ya-Lun S. Tsai, Andreas Dietz, Natascha Oppelt, Claudia Kuenzer
2019 Remote Sensing  
However, as optical imagery is limited by cloud cover and polar darkness, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) attracted more attention for its ability to sense day-and-night under any cloud and weather condition  ...  and polarimetric SAR (PolSAR) have been developed since the launch of ERS-1 in 1991 to monitor snow cover under both dry and wet snow conditions.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 1456  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11121456 fatcat:yo5qexaq45fcnj2o6ujh4aezje
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