The science and measurement concepts underlying the BIOMASS mission

Shaun Quegan, Jerome Chave, Jørgen Dall, Thuy Le Toan, Kostas Papathanassiou, Fabio Rocca, Sassan Saatchi, Klaus Scipal, Hank Shugart, Lars Ulander, Mathew Williams

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Abstract

The BIOMASS mission is designed to provide unique information on the biomass in the world's forests at spatial and temporal resolutions suitable for characterizing their dynamics and their contribution to carbon cycle estimates. To achieve this it combines biomass estimates from direct inversion of polarimetric backscattering coefficients with Pol-InSAR forest height estimates. The mission will also support important secondary objectives, including sub-surface imaging in arid zones, production of a bare-earth DTM and ice applications, and is optimized to be robust against environmental and ionospheric disturbances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2012
Pages5542-5545
ISBN (Print)9781467311601
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 Jul 201227 Jul 2012
http://www.igarss2012.org/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/07/201227/07/2012
Internet address
SeriesIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
ISSN2153-6996

Keywords

  • Carbon cycle
  • REDD
  • Biomass
  • Forest height
  • Polarimetric interferometry
  • Bayesian methods

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