Special Issue "Applications of SAR Images for Urban Areas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: radar; polarimetry; image processing; remote sensing
One of the most crucial problems in developed as well as developing countries is the management of urban and peri-urban areas, due to their very significant growth. In this context, remote sensing data represent an essential source of information. The emergence and recognition of urban remote sensing have benefited from the continual improvement in spatial resolution offered by successive generations of sensors.
Radar sensors are no exception to this development. Although they are less widely known about than optical (visible and infrared) sensors, SAR sensors constitute a valuable tool in urban remote sensing due to their ability to acquire images day and night, regardless of the weather conditions. Furthermore, the availability of the phase of the measured electric field allows for the implementation of specific techniques such as 3D interferometry (InSAR), differential interferometry (DInSAR), or tomography.
This Special Issue therefore proposes to address recent advances in the use of SAR images in urban areas from different points of view:
- Spatial data processing methods: classification, learning methods, neural networks, feature extraction, pattern recognition, multitemporal analysis;
- 3D methods: interferometry, tomography;
- Multimodal methods involving SAR images;
- Main applications: urban sprawl, planning, traffic, anthropic activities, materials, subsidence, natural risks, and disaster management;
- The contribution of existing and future space missions and new means of observation (new generations of sensors) and the finest resolutions;
- Understanding of urban and artificialized environments, their evolution, and monitoring indicators.
Dr. Elise Colin-Koeniguer
Dr. Flora Weissgerber
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- Image processing methods
- 3D methods
- urban and artificialized environments
- Interferometry, Differential Interferometry
- High resolution