1 National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark2 Microwaves and Remote Sensing, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark3 University of Sheffield4 Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier5 Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère6 German Aerospace Center7 Politecnico di Milano8 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory9 European Space Agency10 University of Virginia11 Swedish Defence Research Agency12 University of Edinburgh
The BIOMASS mission is designed to provide unique information on the biomass in the world's forests at spatial and temporal resolutions suitable for characterizing their dynamics and their contribution to carbon cycle estimates. To achieve this it combines biomass estimates from direct inversion of polarimetric backscattering coefficients with Pol-InSAR forest height estimates. The mission will also support important secondary objectives, including sub-surface imaging in arid zones, production of a bare-earth DTM and ice applications, and is optimized to be robust against environmental and ionospheric disturbances.
Ieee International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, 2012, p. 5542-5545