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Bartsch, Annett; Widhalm, Barbara; Pointner, Georg (2019): Vegetation height derived from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellite data (2015-2018) for tundra regions. Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Wien, PANGAEA,

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Vegetation height has been derived from Sentinel-1 satellite data acquired in VV mode. Masking based on Sentinel-2 has been applied.
Areas with NDVI < 0.4 are excluded for vegetation height retrieval in order to account for effects related to C-band scattering from rough and bare surfaces. Areas with VV < -15.4 dB (and NDVI > 0.4) are flagged as well as indicator for anomalous high values in vegetation related indices with at the same time low vegetation height. The remaining land area is assigned vegetation heights up to 160 cm. All heights > 160 cm are excluded and labelled as a separate class.
Covered areas are: Yamal peninsula (Russia), Usa Basin (Russia), Lena Delta (Russia), Kytalyk (Russia), Mackenzie Delta (Canada), Umiuaq (Canada), Barrow (Alaska), Teshekpuk (Alaska), Toolik (Alaska) and Seward peninsula (Alaska).
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Bartsch, Annett; Widhalm, Barbara; Leibman, Marina; Ermokhina, Ksenia; Kumpula, Timo; Skarin, Anna; Wilcox, Evan James; Jones, Benjamin M; Frost, G V; Höfler, Angelika; Pointner, Georg (2020): Feasibility of tundra vegetation height retrieval from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 237, 111515,
Widhalm, Barbara; Bartsch, Annett; Goler, Robert (2018): Simplified Normalization of C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Data for Terrestrial Applications in High Latitude Environments. Remote Sensing, 10(4), 551,
Widhalm, Barbara; Bartsch, Annett; Goler, Robert (2019): Normalized C-HH backscatter from Sentinel-1 (December, 2014-2017) for selected tundra regions. Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Wien, PANGAEA,
Horizon 2020 (H2020), grant/award no. 773421: NUNATARYUK, Permafrost thaw and the changing Arctic coast, science for socioeconomic adaptation
Median Latitude: 66.731743 * Median Longitude: 117.614558 * South-bound Latitude: 56.300000 * West-bound Longitude: 60.410560 * North-bound Latitude: 73.703890 * East-bound Longitude: -76.000000
C01_Barrow * Latitude: 70.990000 * Longitude: -156.600000 * Method/Device: Monitoring (MON)
C02_Toolik * Latitude: 68.700000 * Longitude: -149.200000 * Location: Alaska, USA * Method/Device: Monitoring (MON)
C03_Teshekpuk * Latitude: 70.130000 * Longitude: -153.230000 * Method/Device: Monitoring (MON)
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