SAR Interferometry for Atmospheric Modeling and Risk Assessment in Urban Environment

Conference: EUSAR 2012 - 9th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
04/23/2012 - 04/26/2012 at Nuremberg, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2012

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Tack, Andreas; Hellsten, Antti (Air Quality Department, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland)
Praks, Jaan (Department of Radio Science and Engineering, Aalto University, Finland)
Sievinen, Pauli (Aalto University, Finland)

In this work we present an urban morphological database of Paris which is designed primarily for atmospheric modeling in small scale to model air movement and energy balance to asses risks related to air quality and extreme weather events. The database has been created from a stack of Interferometric SAR (InSAR) image pairs and openly available maps and aerial images. The created database demonstrates an affordable approach for retrieving morphological information for large urban areas where air quality and extreme temperatures are potential problems. The database can be used also in many other risk assessment applications, discussed further in the paper.