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
Cartography and Aerial Photography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE