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Remote Sens. 2014, 6(11), 10676-10693; doi:10.3390/rs61110676

Sentinel-1 for Monitoring Reservoirs: A Performance Analysis

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Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Napoli Federico II, Via Claudio 21, 80125 Napoli, Italy
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
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Received: 16 May 2014 / Revised: 23 October 2014 / Accepted: 24 October 2014 / Published: 4 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Earth Observation for Water Resource Management in Africa)
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In this paper we explore the performances and the opportunities provided by the European satellite Sentinel-1 for water resource management applications in low-income countries. The analysis is supported by a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) simulator, which allowed the quantification of the expected characteristics of Sentinel-1 products in three applications: interferometric digital elevation models (DEMs) generation, land cover mapping and estimation of water volumes retained by small reservoirs. The obtained results quantitatively show that Sentinel-1 data characteristics are fully suitable for most of the application already explored in the recent SAR literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: Synthetic Aperture Radar; Sentinel-1; water resources; semi-arid regions; reservoirs management Synthetic Aperture Radar; Sentinel-1; water resources; semi-arid regions; reservoirs management
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Amitrano, D.; Martino, G.D.; Iodice, A.; Mitidieri, F.; Papa, M.N.; Riccio, D.; Ruello, G. Sentinel-1 for Monitoring Reservoirs: A Performance Analysis. Remote Sens. 2014, 6, 10676-10693.

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