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Validation of the absolute height accuracy of TanDEM-X DEM for moderate terrain

Wessel, Birgit and Gruber, Astrid and Huber, Martin and Breunig, Markus and Wagenbrenner, Susanne and Wendleder, Anna and Roth, Achim (2014) Validation of the absolute height accuracy of TanDEM-X DEM for moderate terrain. In: 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014), pp. 3394-3397. IGARSS 2014, 13-18 July 2014, Québec, Canada.

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In September 2013 the production of TanDEM-X digital elevation model (DEM) started. As the data acquisition for difficult terrain lasted until April 2014, final DEM production started for flat to moderate terrain regions where two final coverages surfice. This paper focuses on a first validation of moderate terrain to prove the absolute height accuracy. In a detailed comparison three DEM tiles from different continents are chosen to validate the TanDEM-X DEM by computing differences to GPS tracks, ICESat validation points, and SRTM. On a global scale all TanDEM-X DEMs produced so far are compared with ICESat and GPS tracks. Both validations presented here for the first time indicate that the absolute height error for moderate terrain for TanDEM-X is below 2m and therefore much better than the specified 10m/LE90.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/91756/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Validation of the absolute height accuracy of TanDEM-X DEM for moderate terrain
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Wessel, BirgitBirgit.Wessel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gruber, AstridAstrid.Gruber (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Huber, MartinMartin.Huber (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Breunig, Markusmarkus.breunig (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wagenbrenner, SusanneSusanne.Wagenbrenner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wendleder, Annaanna.wendleder (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Roth, AchimAchim.Roth (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014)
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 3394-3397
Keywords:TanDEM-X DEM, validation, accuracy, absolute height error, ICESat, GPS
Event Title:IGARSS 2014
Event Location:Québec, Canada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13-18 July 2014
Organizer:2014 IEEE International
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: Wessel, Dr.-Ing. Birgit
Deposited On:21 Nov 2014 08:15
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:48

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