Coherent Scatterers Detection in Glacier Environments by means of TerraSAR-X Images

Conference: EUSAR 2010 - 8th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/07/2010 - 06/10/2010 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2010

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sanjuan-Ferrer, Maria J.; Hajnsek, Irena; Papathanassiou, Kostantinos P. (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute (HR), Germany)
Hajnsek, Irena (ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Switzerland)

This paper investigates the detection of Coherent Scatterers (CSs) in Ice and Glacier terrain by means of TerraSAR- X images in the test case of the Helheim Glacier in Greenland. CSs are evaluated with respect to detection, properties and potential applications. The detection of CSs by means of TerraSAR-X data is discussed and optimised detection schemata for minimising false alarm rate are investigated. Properties and quality of the detected CSs are analysed.