4D Forest moisture mapping based on multi-temporal earth observation signatures

Project start: 2017-06-01

Duration: 2.5 years

The aim of the project 4DForM-at is to develop an area-wide applicable mapping product for forest soil moisture conditions considering species compositions. The mapping products will combine microwave remote sensing data (Sentinel-1) with multispectral data (Sentinel-2) and will additionally integrate high resolution digital surface models from airborne laser scanning and photogrammetry in order to define homogeneous forest topographic units for multi-temporal analysis. The latter will allow an innovative object based analysis on homogeneous forest units addressing the forest structure and topography in relation to moisture and species composition.


Funded by

13th Austrian Space Applications Program