Separation of vegetation and rock signatures in Thematic Mapper and polarimetric SAR images

  title={Separation of vegetation and rock signatures in Thematic Mapper and polarimetric SAR images},
  author={Diane L. Evans and Milton O. Smith},
  journal={Remote Sensing of Environment},
Abstract A technique for separating classes of surface roughness and vegetation in semiarid regions using polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Thematic Mapper (TM) data has been developed. We conclude that polarimetric SAR data may be used to separate areas with vegetation cover where one suite of model inversions may be applicable for derivation of surface roughness. In more vegetated regions, visible / near-infrared (NIR) data will provide a mechanism for determining the relative… Expand
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