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Estimating vegetation biomass using synthetic aperture radar
Author(s): Stefano Baronti; S. Luciani; Simonetta Paloscia; G. Schiavon; S. Sigismondi; Domenico Solimini
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Paper Abstract

A significant experiment for evaluating the potential of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) in monitoring soil and vegetation parameters is being carried out on an agricultural area located in Central Italy. The site has been imaged in 1991 by NASA/JPL AIRSAR during the MAC-91 Campaign and subsequently by ESA/ERS-1 and NASDA JERS-1 in 1992. The sensitivity to vegetation biomass of backscattering coefficient measured by ERS-1 and JERS-1 radars is discussed and compared with the best results achieved using the multifrequency polarimetric AIRSAR data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2313, Microwave Instrumentation and Satellite Photogrammetry for Remote Sensing of the Earth, (21 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197354
Show Author Affiliations
Stefano Baronti, IROE-CNR (Italy)
S. Luciani, Univ. Tor Vergata (Italy)
Simonetta Paloscia, IROE-CNR (Italy)
G. Schiavon, Univ. Tor Vergata (Italy)
S. Sigismondi, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
Domenico Solimini, Univ. Tor Vergata (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2313:
Microwave Instrumentation and Satellite Photogrammetry for Remote Sensing of the Earth
Joan B. Lurie; Paolo Pampaloni; James C. Shiue, Editor(s)

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