Radar backscatter characteristics of trees at 215 GHz

R. M. Narayanan, C. C. Borel, R. E. McIntosh

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Abstract

The authors report millimeter-wave backscattering measurements of various tree types during the 1987 growing season at Amherst, Massachusetts. The data indicate that the millimeter-wave backscatter increases as deciduous trees become fully foliated, and decreases as leaves drop off during the fall season. Coniferous needle trees are seen to have almost constant backscatter. A simple model based on geometrical optics shows that the backscatter of deciduous trees can be characterized in terms of three ground-truth parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages997-998
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventIGARSS'88 - Remote Sensing: Moving towards the 21st Century - Edinburgh, UK
Duration: Sep 12 1988Sep 16 1988

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OtherIGARSS'88 - Remote Sensing: Moving towards the 21st Century
CityEdinburgh, UK
Period9/12/889/16/88

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Narayanan, R. M., Borel, C. C., & McIntosh, R. E. (1988). Radar backscatter characteristics of trees at 215 GHz. 997-998. Paper presented at IGARSS'88 - Remote Sensing: Moving towards the 21st Century, Edinburgh, UK, .