Mapping of forest types in Alaskan boreal forests using SAR imagery

  title={Mapping of forest types in Alaskan boreal forests using SAR imagery},
  author={Eric J. M. Rignot and Cynthia L. Williams and JoBea Way and Leslie A. Viereck},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
Mapping of forest types in the Tanana river floodplain, interior Alaska, is performed using a maximum-a-posteriori Bayesian classifier applied on SAR data acquired by the NASAIJPL three-frequency polarimetric AIRSAR system on several dates. Five vegetation types are separated, dominated by 1) white spruce, 2) balsam poplar, 3) black spruce, 4) alder1 willow shrubs, and 5) bog/fen/nonforest vegetation. Open water of rivers and lakes is also separated. Accuracy of forest classification is… CONTINUE READING
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