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Applications of SAR Interferometry in Earth and Environmental Science Research

Department of Geophysical Engineering, Montana Tech of The University of Montana, Butte, MT 59701, USA
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; Orlando, FL 32816, USA
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 903 Koyukuk Drive, P.O. Box 757320, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320, USA
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Sensors 2009, 9(3), 1876-1912;
Received: 23 September 2008 / Revised: 10 December 2009 / Accepted: 12 March 2009 / Published: 13 March 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR))
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This paper provides a review of the progress in regard to the InSAR remote sensing technique and its applications in earth and environmental sciences, especially in the past decade. Basic principles, factors, limits, InSAR sensors, available software packages for the generation of InSAR interferograms were summarized to support future applications. Emphasis was placed on the applications of InSAR in seismology, volcanology, land subsidence/uplift, landslide, glaciology, hydrology, and forestry sciences. It ends with a discussion of future research directions. View Full-Text
Keywords: InSAR; phase; interferogram; deformation; remote sensing InSAR; phase; interferogram; deformation; remote sensing
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Zhou, X.; Chang, N.-B.; Li, S. Applications of SAR Interferometry in Earth and Environmental Science Research. Sensors 2009, 9, 1876-1912.

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