New paper on national biomass mapping with TanDEM-X

Our latest paper shares our experiences from large-scale biomass mapping with the TanDEM-X InSAR system. It has just been published in Remote Sensing and you can read it here.

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New paper: Biomass estimation in a boreal forests from TanDEM-X data, lidar DTM and the interferometric water cloud model

A new paper has been published in Remote Sensing of Environment. The paper deals with model-based biomass estimation in Krycklan from TanDEM-X data using the high-resolution digital terrain model available for the entire Sweden. You can read the paper here.

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New paper on model-based estimation of boreal forest properties from TanDEM-X data

This week, I received positive news from IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters: my paper has been accepted. The title of the letter is: “Estimation of Boreal Forest Properties from TanDEM-X Data using Inversion of the Interferometric Water Cloud Model” and together with my co-authors Jan Askne and Lars Ulander, we introduce a new method to interferometric water cloud model (IWCM) inversion, apply it to a large stack of TanDEM-X data, and evaluate the estimated model parameters against forest parameters, system setup, and environmental factors. You can read the paper here.

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Adjunct researcher at UTas

I have been appointed an adjunct researcher position in the School of Land and Food at University of Tasmania in Hobart. My plan is to promote radar remote sensing at the department and analyse Tasmanian forests with TanDEM-X.

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BorealScat tower lifted

This week, the BorealScat tower was lifted. What a feeling to see the tower in real life!
Photos of the lifting are available on the official BorealScat website (www.borealscat.se).

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Oz

It is decided! In late October, my wife and I are moving to Australia for a few years. We are looking forward to this new adventure and our new life in Hobart, Tasmania. Tasmania has spectacular forests so I am pretty sure that there will be some exciting work to do there for me.

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IGARSS 2016

Initially I didn’t intend to go to IGARSS this year but due to clerical mistakes in the Swedish system, I’ll be replacing our Ph.D. student Albert Monteith. I will have two oral presentations, one about our BorealScat experiment and one about biomass mapping with ALOS. You can find the submitted papers here and here.

See you in China!

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BorealScat begins

So it begins! We have marked the spot for the BorealScat tower and the contractor made some test digging. The tower is expected to be finished in August and we hope we can begin our measurements in early autumn.digging

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EUSAR

I went to EUSAR 2016 and presented work on forest parameter retrieval and topography mapping from alternating bistatic TanDEM-X data. Unfortunately there is a mistake in the paper that is published in the proceedings (wrong figure was included), but you can find a better version of the paper here.

The conference itself was very good, compact and full of interesting presentation. I’m looking forward to EUSAR 2018!

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SRS-meeting

Between 16 and 17 March, our group participated in the annual SRS meeting. SRS stands for Svenska Rymdforskares Samarbetsgrupp, which is a group that gathers Swedish Space researchers. Our PhD students Erik and Albert presented two excellent posters, one summarising some of the results on forest biomass and canopy cover estimation from SAR tomography, and one presenting our new experiment BorealScat, which will be a tower radar experiment in a forest outside Skövde. Moreover, Henrik Persson presented a poster summarising some of our TanDEM-X results.

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