Volume XLII-5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5, 267-269, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-267-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5, 267-269, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-267-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  19 Nov 2018

19 Nov 2018

3-D STRUCTURE OF INDIAN FORESTS – PERSPECTIVES FROM EXPERIMENTS ON THE FIRST FULLY-POLARIMETRIC TANDEM-X TOMOGRAMS

U. Khati1, G. Singh1, and M. Lavalle2 U. Khati et al.
  • 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.