Verification of timber age mapping with shuttle radar topography mission and national elevation datasets in the U.S

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Abstract

The 2000 Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) has C-band interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) instruments. Due to its relatively short wavelength (5.6 cm), the most of the radar energy is reflected by the scatterers around canopy top in the area of timberlands. This study has an objective of verifying the concept of tree height estimation in operation level. Using SRTM data and U.S. National Elevation Dataset (NED), authors compared the estimated tree heights, and for the mismatching area, ground truth data from timber inventory GIS in the region used for the verification. The result showed (1) In general, C-band InSAR is an operational source for verification of regional timber age mapping.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th Anniversary IGARSS 2005
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Pages5592-5593
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2005 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2005 Jul 252005 Jul 29

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Volume8

Other

Other2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2005
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period05/7/2505/7/29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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