22 December 2004 A study of the forest observation in Kushiro Wetland by using SAR data
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We chose the Kushiro wetland in Hokkaido, Japan, as a test site to monitor wetland areas. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) can carry out continuous observation in any weather conditions, and can therefore be used to observe high humidity areas such as wetlands. We applied multi-parameter SAR data (dual-frequency, multi-polarization, and multi-incidence angle) to monitoring the wetland forest. To find the optimum incidence angle and polarization for monitoring the wetland biomass, a simple backscattering model of wetland vegetation was developed and applied to estimate backscattering coefficients for different biomass and surface conditions.
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Kazuki Nakamura, Kazuki Nakamura, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, H. Shinsho, H. Shinsho, H. Maeno, H. Maeno, Seiho Uratsuka, Seiho Uratsuka, Akitsugu Nadai, Akitsugu Nadai, Toshihiko Umehara, Toshihiko Umehara, Toshifumi Moriyama, Toshifumi Moriyama, } "A study of the forest observation in Kushiro Wetland by using SAR data", Proc. SPIE 5654, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment IV, (22 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578580; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.578580

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