31 October 2014 Analyzing C-band SAR polarimetric information for LAI and crop yield estimations
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In this study, space remote sensing data and crop specific information from the ESA-led AgriSAR 2009 campaign are used for studying the profiles of C-band SAR backscatter signals and multispectral-based leaf area index (LAI) over the growth period of canola, pea and wheat. In addition, the correlations between radar backscatter parameters and the crop yields were analyzed, based on extracted statistics of temporal profiles. The results show that the HV backscatter and LAI are correlated differently before and after LAI peak. In addition, the coefficient of determination between peakrelated statistics from polarimetric indicator profiles and yield for pea fields can reach up to 0.68, and for canola and wheat up to 0.47 and 0.5, respectively. HV backscatter and coherence between HH and VV are most.
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Ramses A. Molijn, Lorenzo Iannini, Ali Mousivand, Ramon F. Hanssen, "Analyzing C-band SAR polarimetric information for LAI and crop yield estimations", Proc. SPIE 9239, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XVI, 92390V (31 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2067498; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2067498
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