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A study of the forest observation in Kushiro Wetland by using SAR data
Author(s): Kazuki Nakamura; Hiroyuki Wakabayashi; H. Shinsho; H. Maeno; Seiho Uratsuka; Akitsugu Nadai; Toshihiko Umehara; Toshifumi Moriyama
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Paper Abstract

We chose the Kushiro wetland in Hokkaido, Japan, as a test site to monitor wetland areas. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) can carry out continuous observation in any weather conditions, and can therefore be used to observe high humidity areas such as wetlands. We applied multi-parameter SAR data (dual-frequency, multi-polarization, and multi-incidence angle) to monitoring the wetland forest. To find the optimum incidence angle and polarization for monitoring the wetland biomass, a simple backscattering model of wetland vegetation was developed and applied to estimate backscattering coefficients for different biomass and surface conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5654, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment IV, (22 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578580
Show Author Affiliations
Kazuki Nakamura, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
H. Shinsho, Kushiro International Wetland Ctr. (Japan)
H. Maeno, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Seiho Uratsuka, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Akitsugu Nadai, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Toshihiko Umehara, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Toshifumi Moriyama, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5654:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment IV
Gail Skofronick Jackson; Seiho Uratsuka, Editor(s)

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