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The structure of oriented vegetation from polarimetric interferometry

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2 Author(s)
R. N. Treuhaft ; Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Technol., Pasadena, CA, USA ; S. R. Cloude

Polarimetric radar interferometry is much more sensitive to the distribution of oriented objects in a vegetated land surface than either polarimetry or interferometry alone. This paper shows that single-baseline polarimetric interferometry can be used to estimate the heights of oriented-vegetation volumes and underlying topography, while at least two baselines are needed for randomly oriented volumes. Single-baseline, calculated vegetation-height accuracies are in the range of 2-8 m for reasonable levels of vegetation orientation in forest canopies

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IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 5 )