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Margie Parinas presents research on ALOS PALSAR at the IGARSS13 in Melbourne, Australia

Posted by administrator on August 7, 2013

MargieParinas_igarss13Ms. Margie Parinas, an MS Remote Sensing student and AGST Lab Research Group (RG) member, recently presented her research paper at the prestigious International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2013 (IGARSS13). IGARRS13 was held from July 21-26, 2013 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia. IGARSS is a yearly event that is organized by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. This year’s symposium was held with the theme “Building a Sustainable Earth through Remote Sensing”.

Ms. Parinas’ research paper is entitled “Analysis of Effective Window Size in Texture-based Classification of 2006-2010 ALOS PALSAR 25-m Mosaic Images, and was presented during the IGARSS13 Poster Session on “Information Extraction for Land and Maritime Applications”. The paper, which was co-authored with her thesis adviser and AGST Lab RG head, Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, discusses the development of a land cover texture-based classification scheme applicable for imageries acquired by ALOS PALSAR, with the Upper Marikina watershed as case study area. The results of this research have implications in understanding and monitoring the dynamic of land cover at a higher temporal frequency that are not possible with optical imageries. PALSAR or Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar, is an active microwave sensor on-board the Advanced Land Observation System (ALOS) satellite. PALSAR captures images of the Earth’s surfaces using L-band frequency to achieve cloud-free and day-and-night land observation.

Ms. Parinas’ research was supported by the Engineering Research and Development Technology (ERDT) Program, Fauna & Flora International and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur  Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

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