Hahmann, Thomas and Twele, André and Martinis, Sandro and Buchroithner, Manfred (2010) Strategies for the Automatic Extraction of Water Bodies from TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X data. In: Geographic Information and Cartography for Risk and Crisis Management, Towards Better Solutions Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 129-141. ISBN 978-3-642-03441-1.
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Medium-resolution SAR satellite data have been widely used for water and flood mapping in recent years. Since the beginning of 2008 high-resolution radar data with up to 1 m pixel spacing of the TerraSAR-X satellite are operationally available. Due to the improved resolution of the sensor more details of the Earth’s surface become visible. A number of different appearances of water bodies in TerraSAR-X data are shown that are relevant for a general water mapping concept. Existing water body detection approaches that have been applied to medium-resolution SAR data are reviewed with regard to their applicability for TerraSAR-X data. As a complementary mission to TerraSAR-X the launch of TanDEM-X is planned for October 2009. The data of both satellites will be used to generate a global DEM (Digital Elevation Model) with an interferometric data acquisition concept. As a byproduct to the DEM dataset a global water mask will be derived from the SAR data. The concept for this water detection process within the TanDEM-X project is introduced in this paper.
|Document Type:||Book Section|
|Title:||Strategies for the Automatic Extraction of Water Bodies from TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X data|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Geographic Information and Cartography for Risk and Crisis Management, Towards Better Solutions|
|In ISI Web of Science:||No|
|Page Range:||pp. 129-141|
|Publisher:||Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg|
|Series Name:||Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography|
|Keywords:||SAR, Synthetic aperture radar, TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X, Water body detection|
|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 - Vorhaben Prozesse der Landoberfläche (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||German Remote Sensing Data Center > Environment and Security|
|Deposited By:||Thomas Hahmann|
|Deposited On:||14 Jun 2010 12:10|
|Last Modified:||14 Jun 2010 12:10|
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