GNSS-Reflectometry from ground-based, airborne and satellite platforms: Observations and simulation studies

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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Beckheinrich, Jamila; Semmling, Maximilian; Beyerle, Georg; Wickert, Jens; Apel, Heiko (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany)
Stosius, Ralf (enviscope GmbH, Frankfurt/Main, Germany)

Conventional radar and laser altimeters offer high altimetric accuracy but with insufficient spatial and temporal resolution. Global Navigation Satellite System-Reflectometry (GNSS-R) reveals new perspectives for Earth observations. Earthreflected signals from GNSS systems show high reflection characteristics to some surfaces like water, ice and wet soil. The main advantage of GNSS-R is the large number of available GNSS signals and their dense global coverage so that multiple simultaneous height measurements within a wide field of view are possible. The subject of the following paper is to introduce GNSS-R and to summarize some of the activities done at GFZ. In addition, preliminary results from ongoing work will be presented.