Using multiple-polarization L-band radar to monitor marsh burn recovery

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
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Abstract

Aircraft L-band VV-, HH-, and VH-polarizations were examined as tools for monitoring burn recovery in a coastal marsh. Significant relationships were observed between time-since-burn (difference between burn and image collection dates; 550-900 days after burn) and returns related to all polarizations. As marsh burn recovery progressed, VV returns decreased while HH and VH returns increased. Radar returns extracted from control sites adjacent to each burn-simulated nonburn marsh and were not individually or in combination significantly related to the timesince-burn. Normalized by the control data, VH-polarization explained up to 83% of the total variations. Overall, the L-band multipolarization radars estimated time-since-burn within ±59 to ±92 days. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Using multiple-polarization L-band radar to monitor marsh burn recovery
Series title IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
DOI 10.1109/36.739136
Volume 37
Issue 1 II
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher IEEE
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center
First page 635
Last page 639
Country United States
State Florida
Other Geospatial St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge