This paper investigates the ability of radar image segmentation to produce meaningful, structurally homogenous objects with respect to lidar-derived forest metrics. A comparative approach is taken to determine if radar-derived segments perform better in this respect than arbitrary, square segments or landcover-derived segments. It is found that segmentation of UAVSAR co- and cross-polarization backscatter magnitudes results in increased lidar homogeneity on the segment level relative to the arbitrary and landcover segmentations.
|International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
|Published - 12 Nov 2012
- radar remote sensing
- image segmentation