Aspen Bibliography

Title

Comparison of measured C-band scattering coefficients with model predictions as a function of leaf area index and biomass

Document Type

Report

Editor

T.D. Guyenne, J.J. Hunt

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Remote sensing: moving towards the 21st century. in: Proceedings of the 1988 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

Volume

3

First Page

1271

Last Page

1275

Publication Date

1988

Abstract

The backscattering coefficients for Black Spruce and Aspen at an incidence angle of 50 degrees obtained using a helicopter mounted C-band scatterometer are related to leaf area index and biomass for several dates while leaves are present. These data are compared with estimates obtained from the Fung disk model for aspen. Implications for spacecraft SAR (eg SIR-C) systems and their ability to determine biophysical characteristics of forest canopies are discussed in light of these results.