Quantifying Temporal Decorrelation over Boreal Forest at L- and P-band

Conference: EUSAR 2008 - 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/02/2008 - 06/05/2008 at Friedrichshafen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2008

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Lee, Seung-Kuk; Kugler, Florian; Papathanassiou, Konstantinos P.; Hajnsek, Irena (Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center, D-82234 Wessling, Germany)

Temporal decorrelation is probably the most critical factor towards a successful implementation of Pol-InSAR parameter inversion techniques in terms of repeat-pass InSAR scenarios. In this paper the effect and impact of temporal decorrelation at L- and P-band is quantified. For this, data acquired by DLR’s E-SAR system in the frame of the BioSAR campaign (initiated and sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA)) over boreal forest with variable temporal baseline in 2007 in Sweden are analyzed. For validation lidar data and ground measurements data are used.