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TitleThe potential of polarimetric and compact SAR data in rice identification
AuthorShao, YORCID logo; Li, K; Brisco, B; Liu, L; Yang, Z
SourceIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science vol. 17, no. 1, 12056, 2014., Open Access logo Open Access
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20181065
PublisherIOP Publishing
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; remote sensing
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience
Released2014 03 18
AbstractRice is a major food staple in the world, and provides food for more than one-third of the global population. The monitoring and mapping of paddy rice in a timely and efficient manner is very important for governments and decision makers. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has been proved to be a significant data source in rice monitoring. In this study, RADARSAT-2 polarimetric data were used to simulate compact polarimetry data. The simulated compact data and polarimetric data were then used to evaluate the information content for rice identification. The results indicate that polarimetric SAR can be used for rice identification based on the scattering mechanisms. The compact polarization RH and the RH/RL ratio are very promising for the discrimination of transplanted rice and direct-sown rice. These results require verification in further research.

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