By Topic

AVIRIS imagery for forest attribute information: anisotropic effects and limitations in multitemporal data

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Bhogal, A.S. ; Pacific Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada, Canada ; Goodenough, D.G. ; Gougeon, F. ; Dyk, A.
more authors

Hyperspectral data can provide valuable forest information, such as forest species, stand density, biochemistry, and forest structure. It is also well known that optical radiometric properties of forest objects vary with the angles of illumination and view angle. The anisotropy of the forest canopy can restrict the determination of the forest parameters of interest. In high relief areas such as Vancouver Island, Canada the impact of illumination effects presents numerous additional complexities. The authors present the results of a study undertaken to assess forest attribute determination from AVIRIS data acquired over the Greater Victoria Watershed District Test Site (GVWD) on Vancouver Island B.C., Canada on two dates. A comparison of data from a number of test plots is carried out using AVIRIS imagery acquired in 1993 and 1994. Inventory information (such as stem density, species distribution, biomass, etc.) for these plots is known as a result of field sampling and data fusion of the AVIRIS Hyperspectral data with high spatial resolution (1 m) MEIS data and AirSAR data For GVWD, the dominant forest species is Douglas fir. Similarly aged stands on different slopes and at various aspects provide a sampling of view angles. Acquisitions at different times of the day sample the variation in illumination angles. AVIRIS reflectances from 1993 and 1994 are used to determine the limitations imposed by a range of off-nadir angles and BRDF effects

Published in:

Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2000. Proceedings. IGARSS 2000. IEEE 2000 International  (Volume:4 )

Date of Conference:

2000