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Evaluation of ERS-1 SAR data for forest monitoring in Indonesia
Author(s): Steffen Kuntz; Florian Siegert
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this project was to investigate the potential value of ERS-1 SAR data as a tool for monitoring tropical rainforest conversion and land use planning. Furthermore an easy to use data analysis procedure was developed which is operational under conditions found in many countries of the tropical belt. KFA 1000 photographs from the Russian MIR space station and ground truth data acquired during an intensive field survey served as reference. The analysis showed that several land use classes and different forest types can be identified in flat terrain even in a single ERS-1 scene. The results obtained so far give reason to establish the use of ERS-1 data as a tool to monitor deforestation processes and land use in tropical rain forest environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2314, Multispectral and Microwave Sensing of Forestry, Hydrology, and Natural Resources, (31 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.200753
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Steffen Kuntz, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
Florian Siegert, Univ. Muenchen (Germany)


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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