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Landslides are a natural hazard of special relevance to mountainous areas with severe human and economic consequences. Consequently, an efficient survey of unstable slopes in these regions is important. Repeat-pass differential SAR interferometry (InSAR), in general, and Interferometric Point Target Analysis (IPTA), in particular, are powerful techniques(More)
—A novel system for the classification of multitemporal synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images is presented. It has been developed by integrating an analysis of the multitemporal SAR signal physics with a pattern recognition approach. The system is made up of a feature-extraction module and a neural-network classifier, as well as a set of standard(More)
The GAMMA Modular SAR Processor (MSP), Interferometric SAR Processor (ISP), Differential Interferometry and Geocoding Software (DIFF&GEO), and Land Application Tools (LAT) are modular software packages useful to process synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. Data of both spaceborne and airborne sensors including ERS-1/2, JERS-1, SIR-C, SEASAT, RADARSAT(More)
Siberia's boreal forests represent an economically and ecologically precious resource, a significant part of which is not monitored on a regular basis. Synthetic aperture radars (SARs), with their sensitivity to forest biomass, offer mapping capabilities that could provide valuable up-to-date information, for example about fire damage or logging activity.(More)
L-band (1-2 GHz) microwave radiometry is a remote sensing technique that can be used to monitor soil moisture, and is deployed in the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Performing ground-based radiometer campaigns before launch, during the commissioning phase and during the operative SMOS mission is important(More)
Subsurface coal mining causes significant surface deformations. In this contribution the potential and limitations of ERS repeat-pass differential SAR interferometry for mining induced surface deformation monitoring is evaluated based on the example of the German Ruhrgebiet. ERS data in ascending and descending mode, including Tandem pairs suited to(More)