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Snow Properties Retrieval Using TerraSAR-X Dual-Polarization Data

Parrella, Giuseppe and Della Corte, Annalisa and Hajnsek, Irena and Iodice, Antonio (2012) Snow Properties Retrieval Using TerraSAR-X Dual-Polarization 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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Abstract

The interest in using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to study snow properties has increased in the last years. Snow properties and snow cover change monitoring on global scale are needed for a better understanding of the role of the cryosphere in the climate system . Snow plays also an important role in biogeochemical cycles since it is a basic water resource for many densely populated areas of the planet. Consequently, Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) has been selected as a primary parameter to be retrieved in this kind of investigations. The Cold Regions Hydrology High-resolution Observatory (CoReH2O) satellite mission, selected by the ESA for feasibility studies within the Earth Explorer Programme, is expected to satisfy this need. In this work, the capabilities of the proposed CoReH2O models and algorithms for SWE (and snowflakes size) retrieval are investigated using TerraSAR-X dual-pol data. Experimental airborne SAR data (SnowSAR) are also employed for comparison, while ground measurements from the NoSREx campaign are used for validation.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
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Title:Snow Properties Retrieval Using TerraSAR-X Dual-Polarization Data
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Parrella, GiuseppeUNSPECIFIED
Della Corte, AnnalisaUniversita' degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II'
Hajnsek, IrenaUNSPECIFIED
Iodice, AntonioUniversita' degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II'
Date:25 July 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Refereed publication:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Publisher:IEEE
Status:Published
Keywords:SWE, snow cover, TerraSAR-X, CoReH2O
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
Organizer:IEEE
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 Prosmart, Smart-SAR (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Radar Concepts
Deposited By: Dipl.Ing. Giuseppe Parrella
Deposited On:20 Jun 2012 11:13
Last Modified:21 Mar 2014 15:15

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