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TerraSAR-X and Wetlands: A Review

Wohlfart, Christian; Winkler, Karina; Wendleder, Anna; Roth, Achim

Abstract:
Since its launch in 2007, TerraSAR-X observations have been widely used in a broad range of scientific applications. Particularly in wetland research, TerraSAR-X's shortwave X-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) possesses unique capabilities, such as high spatial and temporal resolution, for delineating and characterizing the inherent spatially and temporally complex and heterogeneous structure of wetland ecosystems and their dynamics. As transitional areas, wetlands comprise characteristics of both terrestrial and aquatic features, forming a large diversity of wetland types. This study reviews all published articles incorporating TerraSAR-X information into wetland research to provide a comprehensive study of how this sensor has been used with regard to polarization, and the function of the data, time-series analyses, or the assessment of specific wetland ecosystem types. What is evident throughout this literature review is the synergistic fusion of multi-frequency and multi-polarization SAR sensors, sometimes optical sensors, in almost all investigated studies to attain improved wetland classification results. Due to the short rev ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000084115
Veröffentlicht am 02.07.2018
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.3390/rs10060916
Scopus
Zitationen: 4
Web of Science
Zitationen: 4
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2072-4292
urn:nbn:de:swb:90-841151
KITopen-ID: 1000084115
HGF-Programm 12.02.02 (POF III, LK 01)
Erschienen in Remote sensing
Band 10
Heft 6
Seiten Art.Nr.: 916
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 10.06.2018
Schlagworte synthetic aperture radar; X-band; marine; estuarine; lacustrine; riverine; palustrine; time-series; SAR applications; vegetation; remote sensing data
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