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Analysis of synthetic aperture radar data acquired over a variety of land coverThe results of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) measurements over Kershaw County, South Carolina, using HH, HV, and VV polarization and two-incidence angle X-band airborne SAR system and over Baldwin County, Alabama, using HH polarization L-band Shuttle Imaging Radar (SIR-A) are presented. The X-band data indicate higher HH than VV radar return for cypress forest with standing water. Multipolarization (HH, HV, and VV) data help delineate several land-cover types that are difficult to delineate by the single polarization (HH) data. The L-band data indicate that radar return signal strength is highly correlated with tree height or age for three types of pine forest. It is found that delineation of urban/residential from deciduous forest is significantly improved by the inclusion of Landsat multispectral scanner data.
Document ID
19850029062
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Wu, S.-T. (NASA National Space Technology Laboratories Bay St. Louis, MS, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Volume: GE-22
ISSN: 0196-2892
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
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