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Polarimetric Change Detection for Wetlands

Schmitt, Andreas and Brisco, Brian and Kaya, Shannon and Murnaghan, Kevin (2010) Polarimetric Change Detection for Wetlands. In: IAHS Red Book. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB, UK. Remote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium 2010, 27.09-30.09.2010, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.

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An exciting development in wetland mapping and monitoring is the use of SAR polarimetry which uses both magnitude and phase of the backscattered radar signal for information extraction. This approach allows for the accurate delineation of flooded vegetation due to the double bounce scattering mechanism which the phase helps to identify unambiguously. Repeat pass polarimetric data is then used to monitor the temporal change in flooded vegetation. This information is useful for a variety of applications in wetland mapping and monitoring. This paper will present a novel Curvelet-based technique for the enhancement of polarimetric decomposition channels as well as temporal differences in these channels. Starting with the Freeman-Durden and the Cloude-Pottier polarimetric decomposition of Radarsat-2 data the Curvelet image enhancement and the Curvelet change detection are applied. The results are very promising although a validation by comparison with ground truth data still has to be done.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Polarimetric Change Detection for Wetlands
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Schmitt, Andreasandreas.schmitt@dlr.de
Brisco, Brianbrian.briso@nrcan.gc.ca
Kaya, Shannonshannon.kaya@nrcan.gc.ca
Murnaghan, Kevinkevin.murnaghan@nrcan.gc.ca
Date:8 September 2010
Journal or Publication Title:IAHS Red Book
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB, UK
Series Name:IAHS Publication series (Red Book)
Keywords:SAR; polarimetry; image enhancement; change detection; monitoring; water level; flooded vegetation
Event Title:Remote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium 2010
Event Location:Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:27.09-30.09.2010
Organizer:ICRS and IAHS
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 Photogrammetrie und Bildanalyse (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center
Deposited By: Andreas Schmitt
Deposited On:24 Nov 2010 08:58
Last Modified:24 Nov 2010 08:58

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