Airborne SAR interferometry for large scale mapping of tidal flats: the GeoWAM project

Konferenz: EUSAR 2021 - 13th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
29.03.2021 - 01.04.2021 in online

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2021

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Pinheiro, Muriel; Scheiber, Rolf; Amao-Oliva, Joel; Jaeger, Marc; Horn, Ralf; Fischer, Jens; Keller, Martin; Reigber, Andreas (German Aerospace Center, Wessling, Germany)

Digital elevation models of tidal flats are a most valuable data source for the water management of coastal areas and need frequent updates to account for changes in sedimentation, erosion and identification of damages in building infrastructure. This paper presents the conceptual design, the processing methodology and first results of an airborne SAR campaign conducted in July 2019 at the German North Sea coast in the frame of the GeoWAM project, showing the potential for accurate monitoring height changes at decimeter level in mudflat areas, as well as indication of vegetation cover and water flooded areas.