Ionospheric Corrections on L-band SAR Offset Tracking Image for Precise Observation of Glacier Velocity

Konferenz: EUSAR 2016 - 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 in Hamburg, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2016

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Chae, Sung-Ho; Jung, Hyung-Sup (Department of Geoinformatics, University of Seoul, South Korea)

Ionospheric streaks occur frequently in polar region by ionospheric path delays on radar signals, particularly with L-band SAR systems, because L-band SAR data is much more sensitive to ionospheric effects along the SAR swath path. So we correct the ionospheric streaks on the SAR offset tracking maps using directional filter along the range direction. Through this technique, the standard deviation in stable area for the azimuth offset maps are reduced up to 2.82 m/46 days that is from 3.01 to 0.19 m/46 days, and the accurancy improved about 94%. We can precisely observe the glacier velocity using the suggested method.