Sensitivity of Sentinel-1 to Rain Stored in Temperate Forest

C.R. Cisneros Vaca, C. van der Tol

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Abstract

The sensitivity of radar backscatter to the amount of intercepted rain in a Douglas-fir and a beech stand was analyzed to determine the feasibility of retrieval canopy storage capacity from Sentinel-1 (C-band). On average, backscatter of a wet Douglas-fir canopy is ∼1.5 dB and ∼1 dB higher than the backscatter when the canopy is dry at VH and VV polarization respectively. No consistent differences were found in the case of the beech stand between wet and dry conditions. It is argued that the use of Sentinel-1 to retrieve the amount of intercepted rainfall is limited at best to a reliability of 50% and to canopies with large storage capacity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
PublisherIEEE
Pages5330-5333
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018
Event38th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2018: Observing, Understanding and Forcasting the Dynamics of Our Planet - Feria Valencia Convention & Exhibition Center, Valencia, Spain
Duration: 22 Jul 201827 Jul 2018
Conference number: 38
https://www.igarss2018.org/

Conference

Conference38th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2018
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2018
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period22/07/1827/07/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Backscatter
  • Forestry
  • Synthetic aperture radar
  • Sensitivity
  • Rain
  • Vegetation mapping
  • Forest
  • interception
  • SAR
  • radar
  • Sentinel-1

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    Cisneros Vaca, C. R., & Tol, C. V. D. (2018). Sensitivity of Sentinel-1 to Rain Stored in Temperate Forest. In IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (pp. 5330-5333). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8517859