Estimation of crown and stem water content and biomass of boreal forest using polarimetric SAR imagery

  title={Estimation of crown and stem water content and biomass of boreal forest using polarimetric SAR imagery},
  author={Sassan S. Saatchi and Mahta Moghaddam},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote. Sens.},
  • S. Saatchi, M. Moghaddam
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Environmental Science, Mathematics
  • IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote. Sens.
Characterization of boreal forests in ecosystem models requires temporal and spatial distributions of water content and biomass over local and regional scales. The authors report on the use of a semi-empirical algorithm for deriving these parameters from polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) measurements. The algorithm is based on a two layer radar backscatter model that stratifies the forest canopy into crown and stem layers and separates the structural and biometric attributes of forest… 

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