Backscatter Intensity Classes from Sentinel-1, 2015, North Western Siberia (RU)

Bartsch, Annett; Widhalm, Barbara

The product identifies four backscatter classes which are associated with different levels of wetness (wet, medium, dry, and other). It should be used in combination with vegetation height information in order to separate dry tundra from tree covered areas.

The current version extent is limited by data availability.

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Bartsch, Annett

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Additional Info

Field Value
Project(s) ESA GlobPermafrost
Institute ZAMG Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik
Publication Date
Version 2.0
Product group Land Cover Prototype LCP
Product Backscatter Intensity / Wetness Level
Sensor Sentinel-1
  • Backscatter Intensity / Wetness Level Classification
Variables [Units]
  • Backscatter Intensity / Wetness Level [Classes]: 1 - wet, 2 - medium, 3 - dry or forest, 4 - other
Region Western Siberia
Spatial Reference EPSG:32652 WGS 84 / UTM Zone 42, WGS84
Spatial Resolution 40 m
Spatial Coverage Latitude 66.11 to 73.55, Longitude 58.67 to 83.03
Temporal Coverage 2015
Temporal Resolution
Format Geotiff

Dataset extent

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