Comparison of measured C-band scattering coefficients with model predictions as a function of leaf area index and biomass
T.D. Guyenne, J.J. Hunt
Remote sensing: moving towards the 21st century. in: Proceedings of the 1988 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
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.
Pitts, D.E., Badhwar, G.D., and Feiveson, A.H. 1988. Comparison of measured c-band scattering coefficients with model predictions as a function of leaf area index and biomass. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1988. Remote Sensing: Moving Toward the 21st Century, International. 3: 1271-1275.