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Conference paper - Peer-reviewed, 2011

BioSAR 2010 – A SAR campaign in support to the BIOMASS mission

Ulander, Lars M. H.; Gustavsson, Anders; Dubois-Fernandez, Pascale; Dupuis, Xavier; Fransson, Johan E. S.; Holmgren, Johan; Wallerman, Jorgen; Eriksson, Leif; Sandberg, Gustaf; Soja, Maciej


The ESA funded campaign BioSAR 2010 was carried out at the forestry test site Remningstorp in southern Sweden, in support to the BIOMASS satellite mission under study. Fully polarimetric SAR data were successfully acquired at L-and P-band using ONERA's multi-frequency system SETHI. In addition with other data types gathered, e. g. LiDAR and in-situ measurements, the compiled data set will be used for analyses and comparisons with biomass estimation results obtained at the same test site in the campaign BioSAR 2007, in which DLR's E-SAR made the SAR imaging. Detection of forest changes, robustness of biomass retrieval algorithms and long-term P-band coherence will be in focus as well as cross-validations between the two SAR sensors.


SAR; backscatter; forest biomass; polarimetry; SETHI

Published in

IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium proceedings
2011, pages: 1528-1531
Book title: Proceedings of IGARSS 2011 Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, 24-29 July, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4577-1003-2
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


IGARSS 2011 Symposium, Beyond the Frontiers: Expanding our Knowledge of the World