DETECTION OF FOREST DISTURBANCE USING TANDEM-X POL-INSAR COHERENCE
- Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
Keywords: Pol-InSAR coherence, TanDEM-X, Forest disturbance
Abstract. This current study shows the potential of TanDEM-X pol-InSAR coherence to identify progressive selective logging of Teak plantation in Uttarakhand, India. Pol-InSAR data were acquired over four months with 11 days interval with perpendicular baseline varying from 111 to 689 m. Progressive selective logging of mature teak plantation from January to February was analyzed using time-series pol-InSAR coherences. The results shows the baseline selection critical for forest change studies. TanDEM-X derived pol-InSAR coherence would enable us to detect the change in forest structure with high reliability.