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Simulation of microwave backscatter from a red pine stand
Author(s): Roger H. Lang; R. Landry; O. Kavaklioglu; Jean-Claude Deguise
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Paper Abstract

The modeling of microwave backscatter from forests is considered. A simulation is implemented where every tree is viewed as a collection of cylindrical segments whose size and position are known. The total backscatter is then computed by adding the scattered field from each segment. The calculations are carried out using red pine tree data, provided by R. Landry of the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing. By using a surveying instrument, he has generated the coordinates for all segments of a typical red pine tree. The simulation accounts for trunk and branch curvature and tapering which are not usually included in the statistical approach. In addition, array effects at the level of first order scattering are accounted for. The calculations are performed at P band where multiple scattering contributions should be small.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2314, Multispectral and Microwave Sensing of Forestry, Hydrology, and Natural Resources, (31 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.200731
Show Author Affiliations
Roger H. Lang, George Washington Univ. (United States)
R. Landry, Canada Ctr. for Remote Sensing (Canada)
O. Kavaklioglu, George Washington Univ. (United States)
Jean-Claude Deguise, Canada Ctr. for Remote Sensing (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2314:
Multispectral and Microwave Sensing of Forestry, Hydrology, and Natural Resources
Eric Mougin; K. Jon Ranson; James Alan Smith, Editor(s)

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