Crop Classification Using Short-Revisit Multitemporal SAR Data

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Crop Classification Using Short-Revisit Multitemporal SAR Data. / Skriver, Henning; Mattia, Francesco; Satalino, Giuseppe; Balenzano, Anna; Pauwels, Valentijn R. N.; Verhoest, Niko E. C.; Davidson, Malcolm.

In: I E E E Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011, p. 423-431.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Skriver, H., Mattia, F., Satalino, G., Balenzano, A., Pauwels, V. R. N., Verhoest, N. E. C., & Davidson, M. (2011). Crop Classification Using Short-Revisit Multitemporal SAR Data. I E E E Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 4(2), 423-431. 10.1109/JSTARS.2011.2106198

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Skriver, Henning; Mattia, Francesco; Satalino, Giuseppe; Balenzano, Anna; Pauwels, Valentijn R. N.; Verhoest, Niko E. C.; Davidson, Malcolm / Crop Classification Using Short-Revisit Multitemporal SAR Data.

In: I E E E Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011, p. 423-431.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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title = "Crop Classification Using Short-Revisit Multitemporal SAR Data",
keywords = "Classification, SAR, Multitemporal, Polarization, Crops",
publisher = "I E E E",
author = "Henning Skriver and Francesco Mattia and Giuseppe Satalino and Anna Balenzano and Pauwels, {Valentijn R. N.} and Verhoest, {Niko E. C.} and Malcolm Davidson",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1109/JSTARS.2011.2106198",
volume = "4",
number = "2",
pages = "423--431",
journal = "I E E E Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing",
issn = "1939-1404",

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T1 - Crop Classification Using Short-Revisit Multitemporal SAR Data

A1 - Skriver,Henning

A1 - Mattia,Francesco

A1 - Satalino,Giuseppe

A1 - Balenzano,Anna

A1 - Pauwels,Valentijn R. N.

A1 - Verhoest,Niko E. C.

A1 - Davidson,Malcolm

AU - Skriver,Henning

AU - Mattia,Francesco

AU - Satalino,Giuseppe

AU - Balenzano,Anna

AU - Pauwels,Valentijn R. N.

AU - Verhoest,Niko E. C.

AU - Davidson,Malcolm

PB - I E E E

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Classification of crops and other land cover types is an important application of both optical/infrared and SAR satellite data. It is already an import application of present satellite systems, as it will be for planned missions, such as the Sentinels. An airborne SAR data set with a short revisit time acquired by the German ESAR system during the ESA-campaign, AgriSAR 2006, has been used to assess the performance of different polarization modes for crop classification. Both C-and L-band SAR data were acquired over the Demmin agricultural test site in North Eastern Germany on a weekly basis during the growing season. Single-and dual-polarization, and fully polarimetric data have been used in the analysis (fully polarimetric data were only available at L-band). The main results of the analysis are, that multitemporal acquisitions are very important for single-and dual-polarization modes, and that cross-polarized backscatter produces the best results, with errors down to 3%–6% at the two frequencies. There is a trade-off between the polarimetric information and the multitemporal information, where the best overall results are obtained using the multitemporal information. If only a few acquisitions are available, the polarimetric mode may perform better than the single-and dual polarization modes.

AB - Classification of crops and other land cover types is an important application of both optical/infrared and SAR satellite data. It is already an import application of present satellite systems, as it will be for planned missions, such as the Sentinels. An airborne SAR data set with a short revisit time acquired by the German ESAR system during the ESA-campaign, AgriSAR 2006, has been used to assess the performance of different polarization modes for crop classification. Both C-and L-band SAR data were acquired over the Demmin agricultural test site in North Eastern Germany on a weekly basis during the growing season. Single-and dual-polarization, and fully polarimetric data have been used in the analysis (fully polarimetric data were only available at L-band). The main results of the analysis are, that multitemporal acquisitions are very important for single-and dual-polarization modes, and that cross-polarized backscatter produces the best results, with errors down to 3%–6% at the two frequencies. There is a trade-off between the polarimetric information and the multitemporal information, where the best overall results are obtained using the multitemporal information. If only a few acquisitions are available, the polarimetric mode may perform better than the single-and dual polarization modes.

KW - Classification

KW - SAR

KW - Multitemporal

KW - Polarization

KW - Crops

U2 - 10.1109/JSTARS.2011.2106198

DO - 10.1109/JSTARS.2011.2106198

JO - I E E E Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

JF - I E E E Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

SN - 1939-1404

IS - 2

VL - 4

SP - 423

EP - 431

ER -