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First Evaluation Results of the Water Indication Mask as a By-product of the TanDEM-X DEM

Wendleder, Anna and Breunig, Markus and Wessel, Birgit and Gruber, Astrid and Roth, Achim (2012) First Evaluation Results of the Water Indication Mask as a By-product of the TanDEM-X DEM. EUSAR 2012, 23.-26.04.2012, Nürnberg, Deutschland. (Submitted)

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The main goal of the TanDEM-X mission is the production of a global Digital Elevation Model (DEM). A byproduct is the so-called Water Indication Mask (WAM). The purpose of this supplementary information layer is to support the DEM editing process where the DEM is noisy. The WAM is derived from the SAR amplitude and the single-pass coherence. In this paper, the methodology of the water body detection is briefly explained and the results of four test sites covering different climatic regions are evaluated. The different characteristics of the WAM using amplitude and coherence image are described and their respective pros and cons are discussed.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:First Evaluation Results of the Water Indication Mask as a By-product of the TanDEM-X DEM
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Wendleder, Annaanna.wendleder@dlr.de
Breunig, Markusmarkus.breunig@dlr.de
Wessel, Birgitbirgit.wessel@dlr.de
Gruber, Astridastrid.gruber@dlr.de
Roth, Achimachim.roth@dlr.de
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Keywords:TanDEM-X, SAR interferometry, water body detection, amplitude, co27 herence, threshold, DEM Editing
Event Title:EUSAR 2012
Event Location:Nürnberg, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:23.-26.04.2012
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt TanDEM-X
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Anna Wendleder
Deposited On:30 Jul 2012 09:25
Last Modified:28 Feb 2013 10:43

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