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Spaceborne L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Data for Geoscientific Analyses in Coastal Land Applications: A Review

Marco Ottinger, Claudia Kuenzer
2020 Remote Sensing  
The canopy penetration capability with long radar wavelength enables L-band SAR data to be used for coastal terrestrial environments and has been widely applied and investigated for the following geoscientific  ...  This review presents a comprehensive overview of existing research articles that apply spaceborne L-band SAR data for geoscientific analyses that are relevant for coastal land applications.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors acknowledge the use of ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 data (©JAXA 2017) and Sentinel-2 data (©ESA 2017).  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12142228 fatcat:4bplx7hxgbbyfdxddqau4kn4uq

L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar: Current and future applications to Earth sciences

Yosuke Aoki, Masato Furuya, Francesco De Zan, Marie-Pierre Doin, Michael Eineder, Masato Ohki, Tim J. Wright
2021 Earth, Planets and Space  
Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank authors and reviewers who contributed to organize this special issue. We also thank Editor-in-Chief Yasuo Ogawa for recommending to organize this special issue.  ...  However, after the launch of ALOS-4, NISAR, and Tandem-L in the next few years, we will be able to monitor Earth's surface every few days with L-band SAR.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40623-021-01363-x fatcat:f7jecdp6y5h6vjj5l72fbrow4y

SAR programmes in JAXA: from JERS-1 to the future

M. Shimada
2006 IEE Proceedings - Radar Sonar and Navigation  
Spaceborne SAR aboard Japanese Earth Resource's Satellite-1 (JERS-1) was the pathfinder, and airborne polarimetric and interferometric SAR followed.  ...  The Advanced Land Observing Satellite will be launched to carry PALSAR as a follow-up high-resolution, high-performance SAR.  ...  Acknowledgment The author would like to thank Dr Ryoichi Furuta of JAXA/EORC and Dr Teruhisa Shimada of Tohoku University for providing the research results on the landslide analysis and the ocean application  ... 
doi:10.1049/ip-rsn:20045125 fatcat:76cyyvmvajelxjahq4lw3afu4e


T. Tadono, M. Ohki, T. Abe
2019 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
To achieve the objectives, ALOS-2 carries on the Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar-2 (PALSAR-2), which is an active microwave radar using the 1.2 GHz frequency band and observes in day  ...  The mission objectives of ALOS-2 are 1) disaster monitoring, 2) national land and infrastructure information, 3) cultivated area monitoring, and 4) global forest monitoring.  ...  JAXA is currently under developing of ALOS-3 that is a successor ALOS optical mission with finer resolution and wide swath observation (Tadono et al., 2018) , and ALOS-4 that is ALOS-2 follow on SAR mission  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-3-w7-69-2019 fatcat:vcma3spo7fdwbfjti33fubh27e

InSAR Time Series Analysis of L-Band Wide-Swath SAR Data Acquired by ALOS-2

Cunren Liang, Zhen Liu, Eric J. Fielding, Roland Burgmann
2018 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
Our pilot study of the InSAR time series analysis with ALOS-2 can provide guidance for scientific exploitation of the future L-band missions such as NISAR, ALOS-4, and Tandem-L.  ...  Implications for NISAR The NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) mission [8], expected to be launched in 2021, will fly a dual L-and S-band SAR.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2018.2821150 fatcat:g2ruvhrk6jcbpb3mefzthhe4gy

"Future perspectives of advancing multimodal POLSAR technology, its rapid worldwide expansion, and its plethora of diversified applications"

Wolfgang-Martin Boerner
2011 2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium  
, storms, rain, fog aerosol and haze.  ...  Thus, optical remote sensing from space especially in the tropical and sub-tropical vegetated belts is already and will become ever more ineffective, and microwave remote sensing technology must now be  ...  by an increasing number of international co-strugglers within DLR-HR at Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany; NASA-JPL at Pasadena, California; JAXA-EORC at Tsukuba, Japan; ISRO-SAC at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India and  ... 
doi:10.1109/igarss.2011.6049377 dblp:conf/igarss/Boerner11 fatcat:5wimep6ynrd4vdkl3plsjsi3oi

Overview of Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2)

Takeshi MOTOHKA, Yukihiro KANKAKU, Shinichi SUZUKI
2016 Journal of The Remote Sensing Society of Japan  
To achieve these missions, ALOS-2 carries the Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar-2 (PALSAR-2) that has many improved performances compared to previous L-band SAR satellite in Japan.  ...  This paper introduces the ALOS-2 missions, specifications of the satellite and PALSAR-2, current operation status such as data acuisition and emergency observation, and examples of PALSAR-2 applications  ...  PALSAR-2 が用いる L バンドは,海外の SAR 衛星が用いる X バンドや C バンドに比べて植生に対 Vol Fig. 2 Fig. 3 23 オ で 構 成 さ れ る。詳 細 は,JAXA EORC の ALOS-2 Comparison of JERS-1 SAR, ALOS PALSAR and ALOS-2 PALSAR-2.  ... 
doi:10.11440/rssj.36.320 fatcat:m6rkjrhsrjfezosk57bieot7pe

Comparative analyses of multifrequency PSI ground deformation measurements

José R. Sabater, Javier Duro, Alain Arnaud, David Albiol, Fifamè N. Koudogbo
2011 SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XI  
The objectives of the project are the derivation of rules and the definition of criteria for the selection of the appropriate SAR sensor for a particular type of region of interest.  ...  The wider diversity of available SAR imagery gives the possibility of covering wide ranges of applications in the domain of ground motion monitoring for risk management and damage assessment.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would especially like to thank all the members of the technical staff of Altamira Information for their hard work and effort into providing some of the main results which illustrate  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.898916 dblp:conf/sar/SabaterDAAK11 fatcat:nm4hglmvmff37nauxqf2y6hbry

The Application of ALOS/PALSAR InSAR to Measure Subsurface Penetration Depths in Deserts

Siting Xiong, Jan-Peter Muller, Gang Li
2017 Remote Sensing  
The skin depth was calculated as~0.1-0.3 m for X-band (λ = 3 cm),~0.2-0.5 m for C-band (λ = 5.7 cm), and~1.5-2 m for L-band (λ = 23.5 cm) based on samples collected from the Selima Sand Sheet [4] .  ...  Secondly, we will focus on comparing differing elevations detected by ALOS/PALSAR and SRTM C-band DEM by using differential SAR interferometry and comparing this with elevation data from Ice, Cloud, and  ...  It is especially crucial for the longer wavelength SAR mission, such as L-band ALOS/PALSAR and future P-band BIOMASS.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs9060638 fatcat:idoay26pmfbthehm7xfqk5jzua

L-Band InSAR Penetration Depth Experiment, North Slope Alaska

Reginald R. Muskett
2017 Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection  
This is the focus of our new research project: to test the penetration depth of L-band SAR/InSAR by aircraft and spacecraft systems at a test site in Arctic Alaska using multi-frequency analysis and progressive  ...  Knowledge of the L-band penetration depth on lowland Arctic tundra is necessary to constrain analysis of carbon mass balance and hazardous conditions arising from permafrost degradation and thaw, surface  ...  , NASA-India SAR mission, Ames Research Center, Armstrong Flight Center and Goddard Space Flight Center.  ... 
doi:10.4236/gep.2017.53002 fatcat:w3me2gvm3zeizb3okhvimyl22y

Disaster Monitoring Using ALOS/PALSAR Data

Yousuke MIYAGI, Masanobu SHIMADA, Taku OZAWA
Disaster monitoring is one of the most important objectives of the ALOS mission.  ...  Continual observation before a disaster and immediate observation after a disaster are important for determining the actual conditions in the target areas.  ...  Acknowledgement The ownership of PALSAR data belongs to JAXA and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Many of SAR images are reproduced from "Disaster Observation Examples" of JAXA 5) .  ... 
doi:10.2322/tstj.7.tn_17 fatcat:l7j22ca4tjanrdswdz2huqueju

Multi-Temporal and Multi-Frequency SAR Analysis for Forest Land Cover Mapping of the Mai-Ndombe District (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Jörg Haarpaintner, Heidi Hindberg
2019 Remote Sensing  
The aim of this study is to assess and compare Sentinel-1 C-band, ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 L-band and combined C/L-band SAR-based land cover mapping over a large tropical area in the Democratic Republic of Congo  ...  For the FSG validation overall accuracies of 84.4%, 89.1%, and 90.0% were achieved for single frequency C- and L-band, and C/L-band combined, respectively.  ...  Acknowledgments: Satellite data have been provided through a GSC-DA grant from ESA and JAXA during EU  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11242999 fatcat:7ckoy7qpufa2bdjggpd5izje64

SAR and Optical Data Comparison for Detecting Co-Seismic Slip and Induced Phenomena during the 2018 Mw 7.5 Sulawesi Earthquake

Marco Polcari, Cristiano Tolomei, Christian Bignami, Salvatore Stramondo
2019 Sensors  
Finally, we discuss differences between SAR and optical outcomes showing strengths and disadvantages of each one according to the investigated phenomenon.  ...  Moreover, we use SAR and optical intensity images to investigate several secondary phenomena generated by the seismic event such as tsunami, landslides, and coastal retreat.  ...  We also thank the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for providing L-Band ALOS-2 SAR in the framework of the AO program (PI 3254).  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19183976 fatcat:njucpeoqpzbs5oj2vvunpwpff4

Spaceborne Multifrequency PolInSAR-Based Inversion Modelling for Forest Height Retrieval

Shashi Kumar, Himanshu Govil, Prashant K. Srivastava, Praveen K. Thakur, Satya P. S. Kushwaha
2020 Remote Sensing  
A comparison of the results obtained from different SAR systems is discussed, and it is observed that the L-band-based PolInSAR inversion gives the most reliable result with low RMSE (2.87 m) and relatively  ...  An analysis of the spaceborne-mission-based forest height values suggested that the L-band SAR has great potential in forest height retrieval.  ...  study with L-band SAR data.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12244042 fatcat:vwvaajkq4fhebntcvb5qbbf7f4

Landslide monitoring with interferometric SAR in Liugui, a vegetated area

Peter Tian-Yuan Shih, Huijung Wang, Kuo-Wei Li, Jyh-Jong Liao, Yii-Wen Pan
2019 Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences  
From the interferometric SAR analysis, the development of headward erosion could be observed.  ...  In this study, the landslide process of a site located in Liugui, southern Taiwan, is investigated by a time series of SAR images collected from ALOS PALSAR and Sentinel 1A.  ...  In addition to the financial support provided, the understanding of the study site would not be as comprehensive without the information and knowledge shared from the Bureau staff.  ... 
doi:10.3319/tao.2019.04.13.01 fatcat:xjuprdnwyvdlhez4j4jyeeq7ga
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