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Author Imhoff, M. ♦ Story, M. ♦ Vermillion, C. ♦ Khan, F. ♦ Polcyn, F.
Sponsorship IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society ♦ IEEE ♦ URSI ♦ IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1980
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics ♦ Earth sciences ♦ Geology, hydrology & meteorology
Subject Keyword Spaceborne radar ♦ Vegetation mapping ♦ Synthetic aperture radar ♦ Radar imaging ♦ Image analysis ♦ Information analysis ♦ Spatial filters ♦ Satellites ♦ Remote sensing ♦ Morphology
Abstract Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images from the- National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Shuttle Imaging Radar-B (SIR-B) Mission were used to analyze the effects of radar incidence angle on information content and vegetation penetration. Three SAR data sets using incidence angles of 26°, 46°, and 58° were acquired over the mangrove jungles of Southern Bangladesh. The data sets were digitally processed using 3 × 3, 7 × 7, and 11 × 11 spatial filters and geometrically registered to a multisource-multilevel-corraborative data base consisting of Landsat data, forest map data, and in situ acquired forest enumeration and topographic information. Analyses revealed that significant vegetation "penetration" was found at all angles and that tree and canopy structural morphology may exert an influence on this phenomenon.
Description Author affiliation :: Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Author affiliation :: Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization, Science and Technology Division, CMLA's Secretariat, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Mohakash Biggyan Bhaban, Agargaon, GPO Box 529, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Author affiliation :: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Microwave Sensors and Data Acquisitions Branch, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Author affiliation :: Science Applications Research Corporation, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771
ISSN 01962892
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1986-07-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number GE-24
Issue Number 4
Size (in Bytes) 5.92 MB
Page Count 8
Starting Page 535
Ending Page 542


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library