IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), Bombay Chapter

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IEEE GRSS Technical Talk

SAR and InSAR Development in the Study of Ecosystems

By

Dr. Paul Siqueira
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
NISAR Ecosystems Lead

 

Date: 5th February 2018 (Monday)
Time:16:30 to 17:30
Venue: CSRE Seminar Hall (1stFloor CSRE, IITB)

 

Abstract: The space agencies of the US and India are in the midst of developing the NISAR mission, an L- and S-band SAR that will launch in 2021 and will provide unprecedented coverage of the Earth’s land surfaces, worldwide, every 12 days.  One of the principal scientific beneficiaries of this mission will be in the study and characterization of Ecosystems, which are characterized by vegetated land cover and a dynamic water cycle.  In this context, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) provides a unique mechanism for exploring the volume and surface reflective properties of the ecosystems that can be used for estimating characteristics of the vegetation structure and its dynamics.  In this talk, Prof. Siqueira will describe the development of the NISAR science plan for Ecosystems and the prototyping of algorithms that can be used by NISAR.  Principal among these will be the use of InSAR temporal decorrelation for estimating Forest Stand Height as well as using time series measures of radar reflectivity for agricultural classification.

 

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