Tandem-L: A Mission for Monitoring Earth System Dynamics with High Resolution SAR Interferometry

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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Krieger, G.; Hajnsek, I.; Papathanassiou, K.; Eineder, M.; Younis, M.; Zan, F. De; Lopez-Dekker, P.; Hubert, S.; Werner, M.; Prats, P.; Fiedler, H.; Werninghaus, R.; Bamler, R.; Moreira, A (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Freeman, A.; Rosen, P.; Hensley, S.; Johnson, W.; Veilleux, L. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
Grafmueller, B. (EADS Astrium GmbH, Germany)

Tandem-L is a proposal for an innovative interferometric and polarimetric radar mission that enables the systematic monitoring of dynamic processes on the Earth surface. Important mission objectives are global forest height and biomass inventories, large scale measurements of millimetric displacements due to tectonic shifts, and systematic observations of glacier movements. The irmovative mission concept and the high data acquisition capacity of Tandem-L provide a unique data source to observe, analyze and quantity the dynamics of a wide range of mutually interacting processes in the bio-, litho-, hydro- and cryosphere. By this, Tandem-L will be an essential step to advance our understanding of the Earth system and its intricate dynamics.