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1. ABSTRACT Due to the influence of the turbulent atmosphere, current high-quality Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) techniques, capable of mapping surface deformation rates with mm/year accuracy, require a large number of datasets (30-100 images) to successfully separate the different contributions to the interferometric phase, causing long(More)
When a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) signal propagates through the atmosphere on its path to and from the sensor, it is inevitably affected by atmospheric effects. In particular, the applicability and accuracy of Interferometric SAR (InSAR) techniques for volcano monitoring is limited by atmospheric path delays. Therefore, atmospheric correction of(More)
—A numerical method called cross-step iteration is proposed to calculate the maximal/minimal received power for polarized imagery based on a target's Kennaugh matrix. This method is much more efficient than the systematic method, which searches for the extrema of received power by varying the polarization ellipse angles of receiving and transmitting(More)
The small Baseline Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Interferometry (SBI) technique has been widely and successfully applied in various ground deformation monitoring applications. Over the last decade, a variety of SBI algorithms have been developed based on the same fundamental concepts. Recently developed SBI toolboxes provide an open environment for(More)
Permanent scatterer interferometry is one of the latest developments in radar interferometric processing. It is achieved by the analysis of the interferometric phase of the individual point targets that are discrete and temporarily stable natural reflectors or permanent scatterers in long temporal series of interferometric SAR images with one master image.(More)
Deformation of pyroclastic flow deposits begins almost immediately after emplacement, and continues thereafter for months or years. This study analyzes the extent, volume, thickness, and variability in pyroclastic flow deposits (PFDs) on Augustine Volcano from measuring their deformation rates with interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR). To(More)