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NRT-Monitoring am Vulkanausbruch Eyjafjallajokull (Island) mit TerraSAR-X

Münzer, Ulrich and Mayer, Christoph and Reichel, Lutz and Runge, Hartmut and Fritz, Thomas and Rossi, Cristian (2010) NRT-Monitoring am Vulkanausbruch Eyjafjallajokull (Island) mit TerraSAR-X. Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung, Geoinformation (Heft 5 / 2010), pp. 339-354. E. Schweizerbart Science Publishers. doi: 10.1127/1432-8364/2010/0060. ISSN 1432-8364.

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Official URL: http://www.schweizerbart.de/papers/pfg/detail/2010/75429/NRT_Monitoring_am_Vulkanausbruch_Eyjafjallajokull_Island_mit_TerraSAR_X


NRT-Monitoring of the Eyjafjallajö kull volcanic eruption (Iceland) with TerraSAR-X. Natural disaster monitoring in Iceland, based on remote sensing data is performed by the group of geological remote sensing at the University of Munich for the space agencies ESA, NASDA/JAXA and CSA since 1992. This will be an important contribution by remote sensing techniques for the early warning and monitoring of natural disasters. The recent volcanic eruptions of the Fimmvö rduhá ls (20.3.- 12.4.2010) and beneath Eyjafjallajö kull (since 14.4.2010) were the motivation for acquiring a series of TerraSAR-X scenes covering the volcanoes. This new satellite generation with its different beam modes and the additional option of rotation of the satellite from right looking to left looking mode allows an almost daily coverage of the active region in Iceland. This high frequent time series allowed a detailed investigation of the impact of the volcanic activities on the ice cover. For the rst time, also a glacier outburst ood (jökulhlaup: massive ood originating from melted glacier ice) could be covered by the image (15.4.2010). The ow velocities of this ood have been determined by Doppler-frequency measurements. Our study shows that the very fast data availability from TerraSAR-X enables an NRT-monitoring for observing natural processes.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/74694/
Document Type:Article
Title:NRT-Monitoring am Vulkanausbruch Eyjafjallajokull (Island) mit TerraSAR-X
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Münzer, UlrichLMU MünchenUNSPECIFIED
Mayer, ChristophBay. Akademie der WissenschaftenUNSPECIFIED
Date:1 November 2010
Journal or Publication Title:Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung, Geoinformation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1127/1432-8364/2010/0060
Page Range:pp. 339-354
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Kresse, WolfgangHochschule NeubrandenburgUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:E. Schweizerbart Science Publishers
Keywords:SAR, Volcano Monitoring, Iceland
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 Nutzlastbodensegment (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited By: Runge, Hartmut
Deposited On:30 Jan 2012 13:10
Last Modified:07 Feb 2013 19:32

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