Radar estimates of aboveground biomass in boreal forests of interior Alaska

@article{Rignot1994RadarEO,
  title={Radar estimates of aboveground biomass in boreal forests of interior Alaska},
  author={E. Rignot and JoBea Way and Cynthia L. Williams and Leslie A. Viereck},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote. Sens.},
  year={1994},
  volume={32},
  pages={1117-1124}
}
Airborne SAR data gathered by the NASA/JPL three-frequency, polarimetric, radar system in winter, spring, and summer over the Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest, near Fairbanks, AK, are compared to estimates of whole-tree aboveground dry biomass from 21 forest stands and two clear-cuts. While C-band radar backscatter shows little sensitivity to biomass, L- and P-band radar backscatter increase by more than 6 dB when biomass increases from 5 to 200 tons/ha. Using second-order polynomial… 

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