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Summary of Proposal LAN2609

TitleInvestigation of the usability of TerraSAR-X data for storm damage detection in forests
Investigator Schmitt, Andreas - DLR-DFD-US, Oberpfaffenhofen
Team Member
Dr. Putzgruber, Norbert - Österreichische Bundesforste AG, Wald-Naturraum-Nachhaltigkeit
Mr. Müller, Andreas - DLR, DFD-LAX
Dr. Heiden, Uta - DLR, DFD-LAX
Mr. Schmitt, Andreas - DLR, DFD-LAX
Mr. Seitz, Rudolf - LWF, Informationstechnologie
Mr. Frost, Matthias - BaySF, Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik
Univ.Prof. Atzberger, Clement - BOKU, Institut für Vermessung, Fernerkundung und Landinformation
SummaryThe SAR data acquired under this proposal is decomposed into Kennaugh elements before being geocoded and calibrated using available global as well as local high resolution LIDAR DEMs. Terrain effects thus are reduced. Remaining influences are potentially removed by combining the Kennaugh elements to orientation invariant parameters. The multi-temporal combination and final normalization concludes the SAR pre-processing step. The geocoded SAR data subsequently is overlaid with multispectral data. The combination of SAR and multispectral data provides an ideal basis for empirical studies on plant traits, differentiation of forest structure parameters, and the detection of storm damages seen by SAR and multispectral sensors.

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