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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Polarimetric SAR Interferometry"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Prof. Dr. Irena Hajnsek Website 1 Website 2 E-Mail
1. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Institute of Environmental Engineering, HIF D28.1, Stefano-Franscini Platz 3, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
2. German Aerospace Center, Microwaves and Radar Institute, Department: Radar Concepts, Research Group: Pol-InSAR, P.O. Box 1116, D-82234 Wessling, Germany
Phone: +41/(0)44-633-7455 or +49/(0)8153-28-2363
Interests: radar remote sensing of the Earth’s surface; polarimetric and interferometric data processing and analysis for different environmental applications
Dr. Pascale Dubois-Fernandez E-Mail
ONERA, the French Aerospace Lab, Department of Electromagnetism and Radar, Center of Salon de Provence, BA701, 13661 Salon Air Cedex, France
Interests: radar remote sensing of the Earth’s surface; polarimetric, interferometric and tomographic data processing; forest mapping
The introduction of polarimetric SAR interferometry (Pol-InSAR) at the end of the 1990s was a decisive step towards developing remote sensing applications relevant to forestry. Pol-InSAR is based on the coherent combination of SAR interferograms for different polarisations. On the one hand, SAR interferograms are sensitive to the spatial diversity of vegetation’s vertical structure and allow precise measurement of the scattering centre. On the other, the polarimetric radar signature is sensitive to the shape, orientation and dielectric properties of the scatterers and facilitates the identification and/or separation of scattering mechanisms in natural media. With polarimetric SAR interferometry, the complementary sensitivities of these two measurements are combined coherently, allowing the quantitative determination of relevant (structure) parameters from SAR measurements. Today, Pol-InSAR is an established technique, allowing investigation of the 3-D structure of natural volume scatterers and being applied to a broad domain of application (forestry, agriculture, cryosphere, etc.). Several new techniques have been developed in this domain in terms of data processing and model inversions, as well as extensions have been considered to multi-baseline modes providing an increased observation space. In this Special Issue we like to collect contributions talking the advance in this domain.
We would like to invite you to submit articles about your recent research with respect to the following topics:
- Polarimetric SAR: Methods, models and inversion
- Polarimetric SAR applied to different applications
- Polarimetric SAR Interferometry: Methods, models and inversion
- Polarimetric SAR Inteferometry applied to different applications
- Multi-baseline polarimeric SAR interferometry (Polarimetric Tomography)
- Satellite missions employing polarimetric SAR interferometry
- Review articles covering one or more of these topics are also welcome.
Authors are required to check and follow specific Instructions to Authors, see https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/165068305/Remote_Sensing-Additional_Instructions.pdf.
Prof. Dr. Irena Hajnsek
Dr. Klaus Scipal
Dr. Pascale Dubois-Fernandez
Prof. Dr. Juan Manuel Lopez Sanchez
Dr. Torbjorn Eltoft
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