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Application of synthetic aperture radar remote sensing in Antarctica
Author(s): Chunxia Zhou; Fanghui Deng; Lei Wan; Zemin Wang; Dongchen E; Yu Zhou
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Paper Abstract

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) delivers high-resolution radar images day or night, and in all weather conditions. It also offers the capability for penetrating materials. These unique capabilities boost the application of SAR remote sensing techniques in Antarctica. Based on the key area of Chinese National Antarctic Research Expedition (CHINARE) - PANDA (Prydz Bay, Amery Ice Shelf and Dome A) section, this paper summarized the typical applications of SAR data, and discussed the crevasse detection with semi-variance analysis in the SAR images of the Grove Mountains area, DEM generation with InSAR pairs and ICESat GLAS data of the Grove Mountains area and nearby areas, and ice flow velocity derivation from D-InSAR and offset tracking of the Grove Mountains area and downstream areas in East Antarctica. The studies provide important information for Antarctic fieldwork and scientific researches. It is further confirmed that Synthetic Aperture Radar remote sensing has tremendous potential in the field of glacial geomorphology, topographic mapping and glacier dynamics, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9158, Remote Sensing of the Environment: 18th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China, 91580L (14 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2063869
Show Author Affiliations
Chunxia Zhou, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Fanghui Deng, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Lei Wan, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Zemin Wang, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Dongchen E, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Yu Zhou, Wuhan Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9158:
Remote Sensing of the Environment: 18th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China
Qingxi Tong; Jie Shan; Boqin Zhu, Editor(s)

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