# IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

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• ### [Front cover]

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C1
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing publication information

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C2
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Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):377 - 378
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• ### Foreword to the Special Issue on Retrieval of Bio- and Geophysical Parameters From SAR Data for Land Applications

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):379 - 380
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• ### List of reviewers

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 381
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• ### Using a Ground-Based SAR Interferometer and a Terrestrial Laser Scanner to Monitor a Snow-Covered Slope: Results From an Experimental Data Collection in Tyrol (Austria)

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):382 - 393
Cited by:  Papers (21)  |  Patents (1)
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In this paper, we report on an experimental activity aimed at investigating the potential of two terrestrial remote-sensing techniques, namely, ground-based SAR (GB SAR) interferometry and terrestrial laser scanning, in order to retrieve snow-depth (SD) measurements in mountainous regions. Terrestrial laser scanning is a more consolidated technique based on the measurement of the optical (near inf... View full abstract»

• ### Glacier Velocity Monitoring by Maximum Likelihood Texture Tracking

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):394 - 405
Cited by:  Papers (33)
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The performance of a tracking algorithm considering remotely sensed data strongly depends on a correct statistical description of the data, i.e., its noise model. The objective of this paper is to introduce a new intensity tracking algorithm for synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data, considering its multiplicative speckle/noise model. The proposed tracking algorithm is discussed regarding the measur... View full abstract»

• ### Snowpack Characterization in Mountainous Regions Using C-Band SAR Data and a Meteorological Model

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):406 - 418
Cited by:  Papers (19)
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This paper presents a method to characterize snow cover in mountainous regions using dual-polarization C-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. It is demonstrated that an accurate modeling of the liquid water distribution inside the snowpack, using a multilayer meteorological snow model, is required to characterize snow with precision. A multilayer-snow electromagnetic (EM) backscattering model... View full abstract»

• ### Estimation of the Surface Velocity Field of the Aletsch Glacier Using Multibaseline Airborne SAR Interferometry

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):419 - 430
Cited by:  Papers (25)
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This paper presents a methodology to process airborne interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data to measure surface velocity fields (SVFs) of temperate glaciers, and applies it to data acquired over the Aletsch glacier. The first part of this paper deals with the main limitation in airborne interferometric SAR to retrieve reliable interferometric products, namely, the existence of the so-... View full abstract»

• ### Water Level Estimation and Reduction of Hydraulic Model Calibration Uncertainties Using Satellite SAR Images of Floods

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):431 - 441
Cited by:  Papers (42)
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Exploitation of river inundation satellite images, particularly for operational applications, is mostly restricted to flood extent mapping. However, there lies significant potential for improvement in a 3-D characterization of floods (i.e., flood depth maps) and an integration of the remote-sensing-derived (RSD) characteristics in hydraulic models. This paper aims at developing synthetic aperture ... View full abstract»

• ### Potential of Estimating Soil Moisture Under Vegetation Cover by Means of PolSAR

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):442 - 454
Cited by:  Papers (114)
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In this paper, the potential of using polarimetric SAR (PolSAR) acquisitions for the estimation of volumetric soil moisture under agricultural vegetation is investigated. Soil-moisture estimation by means of SAR is a topic that is intensively investigated but yet not solved satisfactorily. The key problem is the presence of vegetation cover which biases soil-moisture estimates. In this paper, we d... View full abstract»

• ### Optimization of Soil Hydraulic Model Parameters Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data: An Integrated Multidisciplinary Approach

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):455 - 467
Cited by:  Papers (24)
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It is widely recognized that synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data are a very valuable source of information for the modeling of the interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere. During the last couple of decades, most of the research on the use of SAR data in hydrologic applications has been focused on the retrieval of land and biogeophysical parameters (e.g., soil moisture contents). O... View full abstract»

• ### Using ENVISAT ASAR Global Mode Data for Surface Soil Moisture Retrieval Over Oklahoma, USA

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):468 - 480
Cited by:  Papers (81)
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The Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) onboard of the satellite ENVISAT can be operated in global monitoring (GM) mode. ASAR GM mode has delivered the first global multiyear C-band backscatter data set in HH polarization at a spatial resolution of 1 km. This paper investigates if ASAR GM can be used for retrieving soil moisture using a change detection approach over large regions. A method p... View full abstract»

• ### Tropical-Forest-Parameter Estimation by Means of Pol-InSAR: The INDREX-II Campaign

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):481 - 493
Cited by:  Papers (109)
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This paper addresses the potential and limitations of polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry (Pol-InSAR) inversion techniques for quantitative forest-parameter estimation in tropical forests by making use of the unique data set acquired in the frame of the second Indonesian Airborne Radar Experiment (INDREX-II) campaign - including Pol-InSAR, light detection and ranging (LIDAR)... View full abstract»

• ### Analysis by Wavelet Frames of Spatial Statistics in SAR Data for Characterizing Structural Properties of Forests

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):494 - 507
Cited by:  Papers (15)
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Spatial statistics (texture) in SAR backscatter data of forested areas bears information on structural and geometric properties that could be useful in mapping forest extent, species type, and stages of regeneration or degradation. Based on a previously published theoretical approach in deriving texture measures from SAR data using wavelet frames, experiments are reported that aim to characterize,... View full abstract»

• ### Application of Target Decomposition Theorems Over Snow-Covered Forested Areas

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):508 - 512
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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This paper compares two well-known polarimetric decomposition theorems, Cloude-Pottier and Freeman-Durden, applied to L- and C-band Airborne Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR-POLSAR) data acquired during the Cold-Land Processes Field Experiments. Three field campaigns were carried out in February 2002, March 2002, and March 2003 over a snow-covered open terrain, a sparse coniferous for... View full abstract»

• ### Automatic Model-Based Estimation of Boreal Forest Stem Volume From Repeat Pass C-band InSAR Coherence

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):513 - 516
Cited by:  Papers (12)
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C-band repeat pass interferometric synthetic aperture radar coherence can provide high-accuracy estimates of boreal forest stem volume in spite of environmental dependence. Typically, the retrieval methods require a data set of in situ measurements for training the model linking coherence to stem volume. The drawback is the need for such data and the incapacity to take into account s... View full abstract»

• ### Monitoring of the Rice Cropping System in the Mekong Delta Using ENVISAT/ASAR Dual Polarization Data

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):517 - 526
Cited by:  Papers (84)
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The rice cropping system in Asia is undergoing major changes to cope with increasing demography and changing climate, making rice monitoring a critical issue. Past studies have demonstrated the use of C-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data to map rice areas. The methods were based on the temporal change of intensity backscattering coefficient of vertically or horizontally co-polarized data (VV... View full abstract»

• ### Wheat Crop Mapping by Using ASAR AP Data

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):527 - 530
Cited by:  Papers (19)
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The purpose of this paper is to assess the use of C-band HH/VV backscatter ratio for mapping winter wheat. This paper analyzes two temporal series of images acquired in 2006 and 2007 by the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) system in alternating polarization (AP) mode, over an agricultural site located in southern Italy. Results on test data show that classification accuracies between 75% a... View full abstract»

• ### Estimation of the Minimum Number of Tracks for SAR Tomography

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):531 - 543
Cited by:  Papers (36)
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Synthetic aperture radar tomography (SARTom) is the natural extension of SAR interferometry to solve for multiple phase centers within a resolution cell and obtain the 3-D representation of a scene. This paper deals with the determination of the minimum number of tracks required to perform SARTom. Through the prolate spheroidal wave functions, the number of equivalent targets of a volumetric sourc... View full abstract»

• ### Performance of Stereoradargrammetric Methods Applied to Spaceborne Monostatic–Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):544 - 560
Cited by:  Papers (19)
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This paper aims to investigate the performance of stereoradargrammetric methods applied to spaceborne monostatic-bistatic synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data for digital elevation model (DEM) generation. Stereoradargrammetric techniques for robust DEM generation were successfully experienced on monostatic repeat-pass SIR-A, SIR-B, SIR-C/X-SAR, ERS1/2, JERS-1, and Radarsat data. However, novel conf... View full abstract»

• ### Correlation Denormalization in Interferometric or Polarimetric Radiometers: A Unified Approach

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):561 - 568
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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This paper presents a general analysis of correlation measurements in an interferometer or a radiometer based on noise injection and/or switching and measurement of normalized correlations (e.g., imaging synthetic aperture or polarimetric radiometers). A compact unifying notation for denormalizing the measured normalized correlations in the presence of noise injection in one or both of the receivi... View full abstract»

• ### A Satellite Approach to Estimate Land–Atmosphere $hbox{CO}_{2}$ Exchange for Boreal and Arctic Biomes Using MODIS and AMSR-E

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):569 - 587
Cited by:  Papers (25)
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Northern ecosystems are a major sink for atmospheric CO2 and contain much of the world's soil organic carbon (SOC) that is potentially reactive to near-term climate change. We introduce a simple terrestrial carbon flux (TCF) model driven by satellite remote sensing inputs from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EO... View full abstract»

• ### Radiometric Calibration of LIDAR Intensity With Commercially Available Reference Targets

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):588 - 598
Cited by:  Papers (66)
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We present a new approach for radiometric calibration of light detection and ranging (LIDAR) intensity data and demonstrate an application of this method to natural targets. The method is based on 1) using commercially available sand and gravel as reference targets and 2) the calibration of these reference targets in the laboratory conditions to know their backscatter properties. We have investiga... View full abstract»

• ### Qualitative Spatial Reasoning for High-Resolution Remote Sensing Image Analysis

Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):599 - 612
Cited by:  Papers (24)
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High-resolution (HR) remote-sensing images allow us to access new kinds of information. Classical techniques for image analysis, such as pixel-based classifications or region-based segmentations, do not allow to fully exploit the richness of this kind of images. Indeed, for many applications, we are interested in complex objects which can only be identified and analyzed by studying the relationshi... View full abstract»

## Aims & Scope

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS) is a monthly publication that focuses on the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as applied to sensing the land, oceans, atmosphere, and space; and the processing, interpretation, and dissemination of this information.

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Simon H. Yueh
Jet Propulsion Laboratory