Inversion for Parameters of Tamarix Chinensis Forest from SAR and InSAR
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Research Institute of Resources and Environment Innovation, Shandong Jianzhu University, Jinan 250101, China
Department of Environmental Engineering, Shandong Urban Construction Vocational College, Jinan, China
Submission date: 2021-04-29
Final revision date: 2021-07-16
Acceptance date: 2021-09-18
Online publication date: 2021-11-30
Publication date: 2022-03-22
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Feiyong Chen   

Research Institute of Resources and Environment Innovation, Shandong Jianzhu University, China
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2022;31(2):1837-1845
The parameters, including diameter at breast height and tree height of tamarix chinensis forest in the study area, were inversed on basis of backscatter coefficient, polarimetric SAR, differential interferometry with DEM, and differential interferometry with polarization. Finally, main conclusions are shown in the following: (1) The backscatter coefficient of SAR image was influenced by stand structure, phenological change and polarization way. Especially, the correlation was as high as 0.82 between the backscatter coefficient of VV polarization and vegetation fractional coverage. (2) The inversed tree height by differential interferometry with DEM and differential interferometry with polarization were three quarters and a half of the measured tree height. The reason of underestimation by these two methods was the uncertain interferometric phase of canopy surface and land surface during inversion. (3) After the calibration by the compensation model with sinc function, the average difference was 0.56 m between the calibrated tree height and the measured tree height, and relative error was 17.17%, so the inversed results were closer to the measured tree height. Therefore, the research results of this article can provide scientific basis and technical guidance for the protection, survey statistics, and ecological renovation of the tamarix chinensis forest in protection zone.
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