The Use of ALOS-PALSAR Data Associated with Landsat Imagery for Precise Forest Mapping: Tasmanian Pilot

Conference: EUSAR 2010 - 8th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/07/2010 - 06/10/2010 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2010

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zhou, Zheng-Shu; Lehmann, Eric; Caccetta, Peter (CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics, Floreat WA 6014, Australia)
McNeill, Stephen (Landcare Research, Lincoln 7640, New Zealand)

The Australian National Carbon Accounting System (NCAS) program currently provides the capability for continental monitoring of land cover changes on the basis of historic Landsat imagery. A key aspect related to further developments of such a system includes making use of new technological advancements of radar remote sensing in Earth observation. For developing a globally-applicable methodology for forest mapping and biomass estimation, the potential capabilities and synergies of a combined SAR-optical processing approach are being investigated.