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Remote sensing of terrestrial impact craters: The TanDEM-X digital elevation model

Gottwald, Manfred and Fritz, Thomas and Breit, Helko and Schättler, Birgit and Harris, A.W. (2017) Remote sensing of terrestrial impact craters: The TanDEM-X digital elevation model. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 52 (7), pp. 1412-1427. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/maps.12794. ISSN 1086-9379.

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With the TanDEM-X digital elevation model (DEM) the terrestrial solid surface is globally mapped with unprecedented accuracy. TanDEM-X is a German X-band radar mission whose two identical satellites have been operated in single-pass interferometer configuration over several years. The acquired data are processed to yield a global DEM with 12 m independent posting and relative vertical accuracies of better than 2 m and 4 m in moderate and mountainous terrain, respectively. This DEM provides new opportunities for space-borne remote sensing studies of the entire sample of terrestrial impact craters. We have used the TanDEM-X DEM to investigate the current set of confirmed impact structures. For a subsample of the craters, including small, mid-sized and large structures, we compared the results with those from other DEMs. This quantitative analysis demonstrates the excellent quality of the TanDEM-X elevation data.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113223/
Document Type:Article
Title:Remote sensing of terrestrial impact craters: The TanDEM-X digital elevation model
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Gottwald, Manfredmanfred.gottwald (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Fritz, Thomasthomas.fritz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Breit, Helkohelko.breit (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schättler, Birgitbirgit.schaettler (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8629-6014
Harris, A.W.alan.harris (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Meteoritics & Planetary Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1111/maps.12794
Page Range:pp. 1412-1427
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Keywords:impact structures, crater morphologies, TanDEM-X, digital elevation model
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt TanDEM-X (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited By: Gottwald, Dr.rer.nat. Manfred
Deposited On:25 Jul 2017 11:48
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:16

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