In this work, multitemporal synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data in conjunction with an electromagnetic (EM) model and a vegetation growth model were used to monitor and explain burn-regrowth events of junco vegetation in a wetland environment. The data used were from Radarsat-1, ENVISAT Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR), and European Remote Sensing 2 (ERS-2) temporal series. The EM model is based on radiative transfer theory and describes junco vegetation as a set of vertical dielectric cylinders on a flat flooded surface. It was used, together with the vegetation growth model, to predict the temporal evolution of the radar response during a burn-regrowth event. This simulation was compared with the ERS-2 vertical (VV) data. It was observed a "bell-shaped" temporal trend that was confirmed by the simulated data with a mean error of 2.5 dB. Additionally, in view of current and future ENVISAT ASAR Alternating Polarization Mode Precision data, the horizontal (HH) SAR temporal response was also simulated giving as a result strong differences between simulated HH and VV temporal trends. These differences are in good agreement with the ones observed between Radarsat-1 HH and ERS-2 VV SAR data acquired at close dates and also with the same differences observed between HH and VV ENVISAT ASAR data. Electromagnetic modeling results provide a sound theoretical interpretation of these observations.
Grings, F., Ferrazzoli, P., Karszenbaum, H., Tiffenberg, J., Kandus, P., Guerriero, L., et al. (2005). Modeling temporal evolution of junco marshes radar signatures. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, 43(10), 2238-2245.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Grings, F., Ferrazzoli, P., Karszenbaum, H., Tiffenberg, J., Kandus, P., Guerriero, L., et al. (2005). Modeling temporal evolution of junco marshes radar signatures. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, 43(10), 2238-2245.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ING-INF/02 - Campi Elettromagnetici|
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2005.855067|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Titolo:||Modeling temporal evolution of junco marshes radar signatures|
|Autori:||Grings, F; Ferrazzoli, P; Karszenbaum, H; Tiffenberg, J; Kandus, P; Guerriero, L; Jacobo-Berrles, J|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|