An advanced electromagnetic model for rice fields at X-band: Development and interpretation of dual-pol TerraSAR-X images

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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Lopez-Sanchez, Juan M.; Ballester-Berman, J. David; Paya, Sara; Cazcarra, Victor; Navarro, Victor D. (University of Alicante, Spain)

A generic electromagnetic model for agriculture scenes has been extended and adapted to simulate the X-band SAR response of rice fields during their whole phenological cycle. Simulations of different polarimetric observables have been useful for interpreting time series of dual-pol TerraSAR-X images acquired during 2008 and 2009 over rice fields in Spain at different incidence angles and different polarization channels.