Leif E. B. Eriksson

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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. 58deg30' N, Long. 13deg40' E) in the south and Krycklan (Lat. 64deg14' N, Long. 19deg50' E) in the north of Sweden are(More)
A new sea ice concentration algorithm has been developed for C-band synthetic aperture radar data. Detailed autocorrelation statistics are derived and adopted by the algorithm, and a neural network is utilized for training against 41 sea ice charts. The charts are produced by ice analysts at the Swedish Ice Service and cover the Baltic Sea. The(More)
A first evaluation of ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 data for forest stem volume estimation has been performed at a coniferous dominated test site in southern Sweden. Both the Fine Beam Dual (FBD) polarization and the Quad-polarimetric mode were investigated. Forest plots with stem volume reaching up to a maximum of about 620 m<sup>3</sup> ha<sup>-1</sup> (corresponding(More)
Between 2006 and 2011, the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) Phased Array L-type Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) instrument acquired multi-temporal datasets under several environmental conditions and multiple configurations of look angle and polarization. The extensive archive of SAR backscatter observations over the forest test sites of Krycklan(More)
A controlled experiment has been performed to quantify the ability to detect clear-cuts using ALOS PALSAR data. The experiment consisted of 8 old spruce dominated stands, each with a size of about 1.5 ha, located at a test site in southern Sweden. Four of the stands were clear-felled and the remaining stands were left untreated for reference. A time series(More)
Wind vector fields derived from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensors show variations at smaller scales than most other globally available surface wind sources. However, few studies have been devoted to the investigation of the accuracy of SAR-derived wind fields at different scales and how they compare with other wind data. In order to investigate these(More)
An extensive dataset of images acquired by the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) is investigated for clear-cut detection in the county of Va&#x0308;sterbotten, Sweden. Strong forest/non-forest contrast and temporal consistency were found for the Fine Beam Dual HV-polarized backscatter in(More)
For spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems operating at L-band frequencies or lower, the ionosphere may have a significant impact on the SAR images. The largest effect at L-band is caused by Faraday rotation (FR). Several studies have modeled the effect of FR and/or devised models to measure and correct FR. With the launch of the fully(More)
Areal matching by phase correlation and feature tracking are two complementary methods used to measure sea ice drift between synthetic aperture radar images. This paper evaluates a new algorithm that combines the two methods. Areal matching is improved by new methods to handle large motions and rotated ice. It is shown that areal rotation can be resolved(More)
In the wood lemming (Myopus schisticolor), XY sex reversal occurs naturally because of the presence of an X chromosome variant designated X*. The two types of X chromosome, X and X*, can be distinguished by G-banding, and analyses have demonstrated complex rearrangements of the short arm of X*. Here, chromosomal microdissection, degenerate(More)