The use of ERS2 SAR for assessment of changes in dry herbaceous biomass

Inge Sandholt, Jannie Mollerup Sørensen, Kjeld Rasmussen

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Abstract

Changes and spatial pattern of dry herbaceous biomass was monitored using backscatter coefficients in a time series of ERS2 SAR images of the semi-arid savanna in Senegal, West Africa. The results were compared to in situ measurements of dry biomass. It has been demonstrated, that the overall spatial and temporal change in SAR backscatter correspond to the changes in biomass, however, the quantitative relation remains to be established.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGARSS 2002: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium and 24th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing : Proceedings: Remote Sensing: Integrating Our View of the Planet
VolumeI-VI
Publication date2002
Pages2003-2005
ISBN (Print)0-7803-7536-X
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 2002 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 24 Jun 200228 Jun 2002
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=7969

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 2002 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period24/06/200228/06/2002
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Keywords

  • Software
  • Geology
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Arid regions
  • Backscattering
  • Biomass
  • Pattern recognition
  • Synthetic aperture radar
  • Time series analysis
  • Dry herbaceous biomass
  • In situ measurements
  • Semi-arid savanna
  • Radar imaging

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