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Ice Volume Characterization using Long-Wavelength Airborne PolSAR Data

Parrella, Giuseppe and Al-Kahachi, Noora and Jagdhuber, Thomas and Hajnsek, Irena and Papathanassiou, Kostantinos (2012) Ice Volume Characterization using Long-Wavelength Airborne PolSAR Data. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), pp. 1-4. IEEE. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2012-07-22 - 2012-07-27, Munich, Germany.

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The interest in studying land ice for glaciological and climate change research has increased in recent years. The need of information on a global scale makes synthetic aperture radar (SAR) suitable for these studies. Moreover, at long wavelengths, SAR systems have the capability to penetrate into the ice. Hence they are sensitive to glacier surface as well as near-surface (up to several tens of meters depth) structures. However, SAR backscattering from ice remains poorly understood including the importance of scattering from the glacier surface compared to scattering from the ice volume (layers), and the dependencies on frequency and on glacier facie. The objective of this study is the development of an electromagnetic model to relate PolSAR observables to glacier and ice caps facie. Validation will be performed with airborne Pol-SAR data at L- and P-band collected by the DLR’s E-SAR system within the ICESAR campaign in Svalbard, Norway.

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Title:Ice Volume Characterization using Long-Wavelength Airborne PolSAR Data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Parrella, GiuseppeUNSPECIFIED
Al-Kahachi, NooraUNSPECIFIED
Jagdhuber, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
Papathanassiou, KostantinosUNSPECIFIED
Date:25 July 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Keywords:Land ice, volume modeling, ice sheets, PolSAR
Event Title:IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Event Location:Munich, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2012-07-22 - 2012-07-27
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 Flugzeug-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Dipl.Ing. Giuseppe Parrella
Deposited On:20 Jun 2012 11:15
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:23

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