International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
ALOS PALSAR Fully Polarimetric Scattering Power Images over Taiwan
Yoshio Yamaguchi, Gulab Singh, Yi Cui, Tzu Yu Cheng, Bryan Chiyuan Chu,
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Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) has acquired 23 fully polarimetric data sets over Taiwan during its operational period 20081115 ? 20110420. This paper presents the scattering power decomposition images using the existing Y4R and GU4 algorithms. It is shown that land covers are precisely imaged with RGB color code indicating R: the double bounce scattering, G: the volume scattering, and B: the surface scattering, which can be useful to monitor the environment.