Combining polarimetric and coherence SAR images for forest type discrimination
Weydahl, DJ ; Eldhuset, K ; Solberg, Svein; ASI Sponsor
May - 2012

journal : EUSAR. 9th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, 2012
type: Article Journal

We have investigated the ability to use several satellite SAR sensors in order to map forest types in the Arctic region. Radarsat-2 full polarimetric data can be decomposed and used to discriminate between forest and non-forest areas, while COSMO-SkyMed 1-day interferometric coherence data are used to extract forest types of various densities.

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