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Study of movement and seepage along levees using DINSAR and the airborne UAVSAR instrument
Author(s): Cathleen E. Jones; Gerald Bawden; Steven Deverel; Joel Dudas; Scott Hensley; Sang-Ho Yun
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Paper Abstract

We have studied the utility of high resolution synthetic aperture radar for levee monitoring using UAVSAR data collected over the dikes and levees in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the lower Mississippi River. Our study has focused on detecting and tracking changes that are indicative of potential problem spots, namely deformation of the levees, subsidence along the levee toe, and seepage through the levees, making use of polarimetric and interferometric SAR techniques. Here we present some results of those studies, which show that high resolution, low noise SAR imaging could supplement more traditional ground-based monitoring methods by providing early indicators of seepage and deformation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8536, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XII, 85360E (21 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.976885
Show Author Affiliations
Cathleen E. Jones, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gerald Bawden, U.S. Geological Survey (United States)
Steven Deverel, HydroFocus, Inc. (United States)
Joel Dudas, California Dept. of Water Resources (United States)
Scott Hensley, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sang-Ho Yun, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8536:
SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XII
Claudia Notarnicola; Simonetta Paloscia; Nazzareno Pierdicca, Editor(s)

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