Mapping Topography and Forest Parameters in a Boreal Forest with Dual-Baseline TanDEM-X Data and the Two-Level Model

Konferenz: EUSAR 2016 - 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 in Hamburg, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2016

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Soja, Maciej J.; Ulander, Lars M. H. (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

In this paper, two-level model (TLM) inversion is used for unsupervised mapping of ground topography, forest height, and canopy density in boreal forests from dual-baseline, alternating bistatic mode TanDEM-X data. The TLM models forest as two discrete scattering levels, ground and vegetation, the latter with gaps. It is here shown using two alternating bistatic-mode TanDEM-X acquisitions made over the Swedish boreal test site Krycklan in September 2011 that the inverted TLM parameters can be used for mapping of ground topography and forest parameters.