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Discrimination properties of polarimetric SAR data over the Baltic Sea ice
Author(s): Markku Similae; Istvan Heiler; Marko Maekynen; Martti Hallikainen
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Paper Abstract

The analysis performed in this paper is based on only two fully polarimetric airborne C- and L-band SAR images acquired over the Baltic Sea. The polarimetric discriminants computed from these two scenes are compared shortly with the corresponding results obtained in the Arctic conditions. Then the properties of the polarimetric discriminants as sea ice type classifiers are investigated. The backscatter coefficients with one polarization act as reference discriminants. The comparison between these two classifier sets is carried out with coarse resolution data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1998
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 3496, Earth Surface Remote Sensing II, (11 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332719
Show Author Affiliations
Markku Similae, Finnish Institute of Marine Research (Finland)
Istvan Heiler, Finnish Institute of Marine Research (Finland)
Marko Maekynen, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Martti Hallikainen, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3496:
Earth Surface Remote Sensing II
Giovanna Cecchi; Eugenio Zilioli, Editor(s)

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