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Definition of ICESat Selection Criteria for their Use as Height References for TanDEM-X

Hueso Gonzalez, Jaime and Bachmann, Markus and Scheiber, Rolf and Krieger, Gerhard (2010) Definition of ICESat Selection Criteria for their Use as Height References for TanDEM-X. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48 (6), pp. 2750-2757. IEEE Geoscience and Remonte Sensing Society. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2010.2041355.

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The TanDEM X satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mission has the goal to deliver a high-precision global digital elevation model (DEM). The X band SAR interferometry (InSAR)-derived DEMs contain absolute and relative height errors that have to be minimized with the help of height references in order to achieve the specified accuracies. ICESat laser altimetry data are suited for this task, due to their accuracy and global distribution. In order to gain experience in the comparison between a radar-derived DEM and ICESat GLA14 elevation data, an X band DEM was acquired over a test region with the experimental airborne radar system (E SAR) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen. Additionally a laser DEM of the area was used to verify the height accuracy claimed by previously published ICESat studies. The experiments described in this paper include the derivation of global ICESat quality selection criteria and the resulting density of selected ICESat samples over the Earth. These aspects are crucial for a successful TanDEM X DEM generation.

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Title:Definition of ICESat Selection Criteria for their Use as Height References for TanDEM-X
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Hueso Gonzalez, JaimeUNSPECIFIED
Bachmann, MarkusUNSPECIFIED
Krieger, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2010
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 2750-2757
Ruf, Christophercruf@umich.edu
Publisher:IEEE Geoscience and Remonte Sensing Society
Keywords:SAR Interferometry, TanDEM-X, DEM calibration, ICESat, E-SAR, laser DEM
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Projekt TanDEM-X (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Microwaves and Radar Institute > SAR Technology
Deposited By: Jaime Hueso Gonzalez
Deposited On:24 Mar 2009
Last Modified:21 Mar 2014 11:26

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