AquiferEx Optical and Radar Campaign - Objectives and First Results

Conference: EUSAR 2006 - 6th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
05/16/2006 - 05/18/2006 at Dresden, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2006

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Scheiber, Rolf; Horn, Ralf; Hajnsek, Irena; Khadhra, Kais Ben; Keller, Martin (Microwaves & Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Oppelt, Natascha; Wegscheider, Stephanie; Mauser, Wolfram (Univ. of Munich (LMU), Department for Earth and Environmental Sciences, Germany)
Baccar, Brahim Ben (Direction Générale des Ressources en Eaux (DGRE), Ministère de l’Agriculture, Tunisia)
Bianchi, Remo (European Space Agency (ESA-ESRIN), Frascati, Italy)

In November 2005 an ESA funded airborne campaign was conducted in Southern Tunisia to generate a data base of high resolution optical and radar data in support of science product development with respect to water management applications in semi-arid areas. Both the optical sensor (AVIS of LMU Munich) and the E-SAR sensor of DLR were operated quasi-simultaneously from the same aircraft. In parallel a ground measurement campaign was conducted with the support of Tunisian organisations. This paper describes the acquired optical, radar, and ground reference data, the adopted processing methodologies as well as first results.