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[ACG09-26] DEVELOPMENT OF AVOBE GROUND BIOMASS ESTIMATION ALGORITHM FOR GCOM-C1/SGLI BASED ON MULTI-ANGLE OBSERVATION DATA
Keywords:Above Ground Biomass, BRDF, Optical sensor, GCOM/SGLI
For the estimation of forest AGB, difference of bi-directional reflectance of each observation angle caused by forest canopy structure will be key information.
Authors have been developed basic AGB estimation algorithm for SGLI. This algorithm is based on the empirical model related to the relationship between reflectance shift on the Red-NIR plane for different viewing angle and AGB.
Since the algorithm requires the bi-directional reflectance on fixed observation geometry, we have also developed bi-directional reflectance simulator, BiRS, which employ not only sun-target-sensor geometry but also forest structure based on canopy structure model.
In this paper, a preliminary result of ARG estimation using MODIS multi-pass composite data is described. Daily TERRA/AQUA MODIS data covering East Asia (8 tiles of MOD09GA/MYD09GA product) during June, July, August of 2010, totally 1472 scene have been processed. In order to obtain the available pairs of nadir and off-nadir viewing data, cloud and aerosol flag were examined and masked unusable pixels that were contain cloud or dense aerosol. For the usable data pair, using the simulator BiRS, satellite observed reflectance converted to estimated reflectance on fixed sun-target-sensor geometry. Using the converted reflectance, AGB on the pixels were calculated. After these processing, all 92 days usable pixels AGB were composited.