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Télédétection radar appliquée au suivi des rizières. Méthodes utilisant le rapport des intensités de rétrodiffusion.

Abstract : Because of the importance of rice in global food security and of the role of rice paddies in methane emissions, a large-scale near-real-time monitoring system of rice fields appears to be particularly useful. The objective of this work is to develop methods aiming at an effective use of remote sensing data from past and future satellites for rice fields monitoring. Radar imagery is preferred to optical imagery, due to its all-weather ability. Two methods are considered, both involving a C-band SAR intensity ratio as a classification feature: the HH/VV polarization ratio and the co-polarized temporal change HHdate2/HHdate1. First, a statistical study of intensity ratios is done, leading to the development of an error model that estimates the performance of the classification methods. The error model is also used to assess the impact of SAR system parameters (calibration, ambiguity ratio, revisit frequency) on the classification accuracy. Then, these classification methods are applied to two datasets acquired by the ASAR instrument onboard ENVISAT over the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, in order to map rice fields at two scales. The first approach relies on the use of the HH/VV polarization ratio calculated from the Alternating Polarization mode of ASAR, and is applied to produce a rice map covering one province in the delta. The second approach uses the HH temporal change of Wide-Swath mode images from ASAR, and allows mapping rice fields over the whole delta. Both methods are validated with success through the use of the cultivated areas reported in national statistics.
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Alexandre Bouvet. Télédétection radar appliquée au suivi des rizières. Méthodes utilisant le rapport des intensités de rétrodiffusion.. Autre. Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00486432⟩



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