A second paper has been accepted, with Jan Askne being the main author and Lars Ulander and me as co-authors. The paper will be published in Remote Sensing of Environment and it deals with biomass estimation in Krycklan from TanDEM-X data, using a high-resolution lidar DTM and the interferometric water cloud model (IWCM). This paper deals with different aspects of IWCM inversion than the previously accepted letter, and the inversion method is also slightly different.
This week, I got 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. Soon, the paper will be available on-line!
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.
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).
It is decided! In late October, my wife and I are moving to Australia for a few years. Wea re 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.