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A first study on the use of TerraSAR-X for meteorological purposes

Marquez-Martinez, Jose and Alvarez-Perez, Jose Luis (2006) A first study on the use of TerraSAR-X for meteorological purposes. In: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), p. 4. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2006-07-31 - 2006-08-04, Denver, Colorado (USA). ISBN 0-7803-9510-7.

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Abstract

In this paper we present the predicted performance of the TerraSAR-X for meteorological purposes. Principally, the study focuses on the possibility of measuring rain over ocean and forest. Regarding the acquisition geometry, we investigate the rain volume and voxel resolution, the signal-to-noise ratio and the signal-to-clutter ratio. The clutter interference has been evaluated for intra- and inter-pulse ground returns.Measurement of rain for nadir-looking geometry looks promising over forest and ocean under almost all conditions. However, for side-looking geometry, rain detection could be only possible at very high rain rates.

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Title:A first study on the use of TerraSAR-X for meteorological purposes
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Marquez-Martinez, JoseUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Alvarez-Perez, Jose LuisUPCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2006
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 4
Editors:
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
IEEE, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
ISBN:0-7803-9510-7
Status:Published
Keywords:SAR, space-borne weather radar, TerraSAR-X, meteorological radar
Event Title:IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Event Location:Denver, Colorado (USA)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-07-31 - 2006-08-04
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 - Projekt TerraSAR-X Missionsbetrieb (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Deposited By: Marquez-Martinez, Jose
Deposited On:19 Dec 2006
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:18

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