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Parametric analysis of synthetic aperture radar data acquired over truck garden vegetationAn airborne X-band SAR acquired multipolarization and multiflight pass SAR images over a truck garden vegetation area. Based on a variety of land cover and row crop direction variations, the vertical (VV) polarization data contain the highest contrast, while cross polarization contains the least. When the radar flight path is parallel to the row direction, both horizontal (HH) and VV polarization data contain very high return which masks out the specific land cover that forms the row structure. Cross polarization data are not that sensitive to row orientation. The inclusion of like and cross polarization data help delineate special surface features (e.g., row crop against non-row-oriented land cover, very-rough-surface against highly row-oriented surface).
Document ID
19840025807
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Wu, S. T. (NASA Earth Resources Lab. Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: ESA IGARSS 84. Remote Sensing: From Res. Towards Operational Use, Vol. 1
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.