Ecosystem monitoring with the Eos SAR

Journal Article

The expected requirements for the Earth Observing System synthetic aperture radar (Eos SAR) system as defined by the Eos interdisciplinary investigations for terrestrial ecosystem analysis are presented. The potential of the SAR meeting these requirements is discussed. Potential applications of the Eos SAR include determination of vegetation type and extend, total above-ground vegetation type and extent, total above-ground biomass, canopy geometry and structure, forest floor state, leaf area index, phenologic state, and canopy water content and potential. Experimental and theoretical evidence is presented.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kasischke, ES; Way, J; Christensen, NL; Dobson, MC; Ulaby, FT

Published Date

  • December 1, 1990

Published In

  • Digest International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (Igarss)

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 2297 - 2300

Citation Source

  • Scopus