Accession Number : ADP007272

Title :   Taiga Forest Stands and SAR: Monitoring for Subarctic Global Change,

Corporate Author : JET PROPULSION LAB PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s) : Way, JoBea ; Kwok, Ron ; Viereck, Leslie ; Slaughter, Charles ; Dobson, Craig

Report Date : MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : In preparation for the first European Earth Remote Sensing (ERS-1) mission, a series of multitemporal, multifrequency, multipolarization aircraft synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data sets were acquired over the Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest near Fairbanks, Alaska in March 1988. Significant change in radar backscatter was observed over the two-week experimental period due to changing environmental conditions. These preliminary results are presented to illustrate the opportunity afforded by the ERS-1 SAR to monitor temporal change in forest ecosystems.

Descriptors :   *ECOSYSTEMS, *FORESTS, *MONITORS, APERTURES, MISSIONS, RADAR, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, GREENHOUSE EFFECT.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Ecology
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE