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Fusion of synthetic aperture radar and optical satellite data for underwater topography estimation in coastal areas

Pleskachevsky, Andrey and Lehner, Susanne (2012) Fusion of synthetic aperture radar and optical satellite data for underwater topography estimation in coastal areas. In: Proceedings of SeaSAR 2012, SP-709, pp. 43-50. ESA Communications ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. SeaSAR 2012, 18. - 22. Juni 2012, Tromso, Norway. ISBN 978 92 9092 300 8. ISSN 1609-042X.

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A method to obtain underwater topography for coastal areas using state-of-the-art remote sensing data and techniques worldwide is presented. The data from the new Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite TerraSAR-X (TS-X) with high resolution up to 1m are used to render the ocean waves. As bathymetry is reflected by long swell wave refraction governed by underwater structures in shallow areas, the bathymetry can be derived using the dispersion relation from observed swell properties. To complete the bathymetric maps, optical satellite data of the QuickBird satellite are fused to map extreme shallow waters, e.g., in coast near areas. The streak structures produced by SAR imaging of the wave breaking at the shore are investigated. This allows estimating the amplitude of the breaking wave before keeping.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/90653/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:Programme & Abstractbook: http://earth.eo.esa.int/workshops/seasar2012/files/SEASAR2012_Programme&AbstractBook.pdf CD: ESA SP-709 2013; ISBN: 978-92-9221-273-5
Title:Fusion of synthetic aperture radar and optical satellite data for underwater topography estimation in coastal areas
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Pleskachevsky, Andreyandrey.pleskachevsky (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lehner, Susannesusanne.lehner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of SeaSAR 2012
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 43-50
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Ouwehand, L.Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Bergen, NorwayUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:ESA Communications ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Series Name:ESA Special Publication
ISBN:978 92 9092 300 8
Keywords:SAR, radar data, underwater topography, coastal areas
Event Title:SeaSAR 2012
Event Location:Tromso, Norway
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:18. - 22. Juni 2012
Organizer:European Space Agency (ESA)
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 - Vorhaben hochauflösende Fernerkundungsverfahren (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited By: Kaps, Ruth
Deposited On:25 Sep 2014 10:53
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:48

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