Building a SAR-Enabled Data Cube Capability in Australia Using SAR Analysis Ready Data
AbstractA research alliance between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and Geoscience Australia was established in relation to Digital Earth Australia, to develop a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)-enabled Data Cube capability for Australia. This project has been developing SAR analysis ready data (ARD) products, including normalized radar backscatter (gamma nought, γ0), eigenvector-based dual-polarization decomposition and interferometric coherence, all generated from the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-1 interferometric wide swath mode data available on the Copernicus Australasia Regional Data Hub. These are produced using the open source ESA SNAP toolbox. The processing workflows are described, along with a comparison of the γ0 backscatter and interferometric coherence ARD produced using SNAP and the proprietary software GAMMA. This comparison also evaluates the effects on γ0 backscatter due to variations related to: Near- and far-range look angles; SNAP’s default Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) DEM and a refined Australia-wide DEM; as well as terrain. The agreement between SNAP and GAMMA is generally good, but also presents some systematic geometric and radiometric differences. The difference between SNAP’s default SRTM DEM and the refined DEM showed a small geometric shift along the radar view direction. The systematic geometric and radiometric issues detected can however be expected to have negligible effects on analysis, provided products from the two processors and two DEMs are used separately and not mixed within the same analysis. The results lead to the conclusion that the SNAP toolbox is suitable for producing the Sentinel-1 ARD products. View Full-Text
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Ticehurst, C.; Zhou, Z.-S.; Lehmann, E.; Yuan, F.; Thankappan, M.; Rosenqvist, A.; Lewis, B.; Paget, M. Building a SAR-Enabled Data Cube Capability in Australia Using SAR Analysis Ready Data. Data 2019, 4, 100.
Ticehurst C, Zhou Z-S, Lehmann E, Yuan F, Thankappan M, Rosenqvist A, Lewis B, Paget M. Building a SAR-Enabled Data Cube Capability in Australia Using SAR Analysis Ready Data. Data. 2019; 4(3):100.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ticehurst, Catherine; Zhou, Zheng-Shu; Lehmann, Eric; Yuan, Fang; Thankappan, Medhavy; Rosenqvist, Ake; Lewis, Ben; Paget, Matt. 2019. "Building a SAR-Enabled Data Cube Capability in Australia Using SAR Analysis Ready Data." Data 4, no. 3: 100.
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