3-D STRUCTURE OF INDIAN FORESTS – PERSPECTIVES FROM EXPERIMENTS ON THE FIRST FULLY-POLARIMETRIC TANDEM-X TOMOGRAMS
- 1Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
- 2Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
Keywords: Radar, Tomography, SAR, TanDEM-X, Forest, India, Tropical, Structure
Abstract. This paper provides a first hand view of the 3-D structure of the forests when viewed by X-band SAR data. Tomograms are generated using multi-polarimetric space-borne TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X acquisitions and analysed over a multi-species forest range. The paper analysed these generated tomograms and puts forth-interesting observations of these unique forest species. The high- and low-canopy density plantations provide unique tomograms and vertical structure profiles where the effect of varying extinction is observed in X-band. Further, the scattering powers are shown relative to their backscatter powers. In-depth analysis in currently underway and would be reported in future.