Johan E. S. Fransson

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Multitemporal European Remote Sensing satellites 1 and 2 (ERS-1/2) and the Japanese Earth Resources Satellite 1 (JERS-1) interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data from a boreal forest test site in Sweden (stem volumes up to 335 m/ha, equivalent to above-ground dry biomass of 200 tons/ha) are studied in order to estimate stem volume using(More)
The use of airborne CARABAS-II VHF (20–90 MHz) SAR data for retrieval of forest parameters has been investigated. The investigation was performed at a test site located in the southwest of Sweden consisting mainly of Norway spruce forests. Regression models predicting forest parameters from radar backscattering amplitude were developed and evaluated. The(More)
C-band repeat-pass interferometry, in particular, the coherence, has been shown to be of great potential for stem volume retrieval. For boreal forests, we have investigated a stem volume retrieval method based on inversion of ERS-1/2 coherence measurements by means of a semiempirical model. A multitemporal combination of several stem volume estimates has(More)
The Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar onboard the Advanced Land Observing Satellite has, since its launch, been acquiring an extensive data set of images over two forest test sites in Sweden. The sites of Remningstorp (Lat. 58◦30′ N, Long. 13◦40′ E) in the south and Krycklan (Lat. 64◦14′ N, Long. 19◦50′ E) in the north of Sweden are(More)
The last decade has seen launches of radar satellite missions operating in X-band with the sensors acquiring images with spatial resolutions on the order of 1 m. This study uses digital surface models (DSMs) extracted from stereo synthetic aperture radar images and a reference airborne laser scanning digital terrain model to calculate the above-ground(More)
Humanization has played a fundamental role in the remarkable progress of antibodies as therapeutic reagents. Here we have reviewed the publications on antibody humanization since the first report on CDR grafting in the second half of the 1980's up to June 2007. We describe the two main trends in the field: rational and empirical methods to humanize(More)
Above-ground forest biomass is a significant variable in the terrestrial carbon budget, but is still estimated with relatively large uncertainty. Remote sensing methods can improve the characterization of the spatial distribution and estimation accuracy of biomass; in this respect, it is important to examine the potential offered by new sensors. To assess(More)
To be of therapeutic relevance, a tumor-associated antigen should be expressed on the surface of neoplastic cells but not, or to a significantly lower extent, on cells of non-transformed nature. The Ku heterodimer (Ku70/80) is involved in DNA double strand break recognition and repair and is ubiquitously expressed in the nucleus of all cells. However, its(More)