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Wednesday, November 15 • 15:00 - 15:20
MOVING TO THE RCM: A COMPACT POLARIMETRIC FEATURE SELECTION ANALYSIS FOR MONITORING OF CANADIAN WETLANDS

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Full Polarimetric (FP) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images have been demonstrated to be useful for several wetland applications, such as wetland classification and change detection. A SAR Compact Polarimetry (CP) sensor provides a wider swath compared to FP systems and a significant improvement in information compared to single or Dual Polarimetry (DP) sensors. In this paper, we compared the potential of DP, FP, and CP SAR data for wetland classification in a case study located in Newfoundland, Canada. The DP and CP data were simulated using full polarimetric RADARSAT-2 data. We compared the classification results for different input features using an object-based Random Forest classification. The results demonstrated the superiority of FP imagery relative to both DP and CP data. However, CP indicated significant improvements in classification accuracy compared to DP data.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 15:00 - 15:20
Conception Bay South 180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John's, NL, Canada