Forest SAR Tomography: Principles and Applications

H. Aghababaei, Giampaolo Ferraioli, Laurent Ferro-Famil, Yue Huang, M. Mariotti d'Alessandro, Vito Pascazzio, Gilda Schirinzi, Stefano Tebaldini

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Abstract

Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) systems are widely used for monitoring vegetation and forested environments. Those that offer large-scale coverage, short revisiting times, and an under-foliage wave-penetration capability have been broadly employed to extract information about the forest structure. Similarly, 3D forest structures that serve as important indicators of productivity and biomass levels can be efficiently estimated using the SAR tomography (TomoSAR) processing technique through multibaseline (MB) image acquisition. This article provides an overview of the main developments in forest TomoSAR during the past two decades.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-45
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE geoscience and remote sensing magazine
Volume8
Issue number2
Early online date12 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

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    Aghababaei, H., Ferraioli, G., Ferro-Famil, L., Huang, Y., Mariotti d'Alessandro, M., Pascazzio, V., ... Tebaldini, S. (2020). Forest SAR Tomography: Principles and Applications. IEEE geoscience and remote sensing magazine, 8(2), 30-45. https://doi.org/10.1109/MGRS.2019.2963093