Land Cover Classification from TerraSAR-X, Central Yamal

Bartsch, Annett; Widhalm, Barbara

The product distinguishes water, wetland, tundra, and bare surfaces which were derived from polarimetric TerraSAR-X (HH/VV) with a resolution of 5m. Kennaugh-elements were used for classification: total intensity of HH and VV (k0), ratio of even and odd bounce (k3) and ratio between HH and VV intensity (k4).

More Information about the classification method can be found in the product guide.

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Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Project(s) ESA GlobPermafrost
Institute ZAMG Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik
Publication Date
Version 1.0
Product group ColdSpot CSP
Product Surface Structure Classes
Sensor TerraSAR-X
  • Land Cover
Variables [Units]
  • 1 water
  • 2 other
  • 3 wetland
  • 4 bare surfaces
  • 5 tundra
Region Western Siberia
Spatial Reference EPSG:32652 WGS 84 / UTM, WGS84
Spatial Resolution 5 m
Spatial Coverage
Temporal Coverage
Temporal Resolution
Format Geotiff
Intra-annual observation period July - August
end_time 2017-08
start_time 2008
units ["Classes"]

Dataset extent

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