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Applicability of Data Acquisition Characteristics to the Identification of Local Artefacts in Global Digital Elevation Models: Comparison of the Copernicus and TanDEM-X DEMs

Jana Marešová, Kateřina Gdulová, Petra Pracná, David Moravec, Lukáš Gábor, Jiří Prošek, Vojtěch Barták, Vítězslav Moudrý
2021 Remote Sensing  
Several global digital elevation models (DEMs) have been developed in the last two decades. The most recent addition to the family of global DEMs is the TanDEM-X DEM.  ...  In addition, to evaluate the applicability of data acquisition characteristics (coverage map, consistency mask, and height error map) and terrain characteristics (slope, aspect, altitude) to the localization  ...  Acknowledgments: We are grateful to the Geodesy, Cartography, and Cadaster Authority of the Slovak Republic (ÚGKK SR) for providing access to the DSMs of the Tatra Mountains as open data with the following  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13193931 fatcat:xkys35twsrc7phtesqkczd22nm

The TanDEM-X Digital Elevation Model and Terrestrial Impact Structures

Manfred Gottwald, Thomas Kenkmann, Wolf Uwe Reimold, Thomas Fritz, Helko Breit
2021 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  
We utilized the TanDEM-X digital elevation model (DEM) for investigating the complete record of confirmed terrestrial impact structures with respect to its suitability to support geological analysis.  ...  Index Terms-TanDEM-X, digital elevation model, impact geology, impact structures, radar interferometry, terrain mapping.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors value the open access to the Copernicus Sentinel-2 data that ensured the generation of the combined TanDEM-X and multispectral RGB-images.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstars.2021.3069640 fatcat:o5xt23qp5fc3nm37vnjig5peju

Shaping the Global High-Resolution TanDEM-X Digital Elevation Model

Martin Huber, Nicole Osterkamp, Ursula Marschalk, Raphael Tubbesing, Anna Wendleder, Birgit Wessel, Achim Roth
2021 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  
The global digital elevation model (DEM) produced by the TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurements) mission is an interferometric elevation model with unprecedented quality, accuracy  ...  The most prominent artifacts in the DEM are water bodies appearing with a rough surface due to low coherence. Additionally, outliers, voids, and larger data gaps may be present in this dataset.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Mira Anand for proofreading the text. Her comments and suggestions helped to improve this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstars.2021.3095178 fatcat:n5le4gxn6jamxg24xdh54aga34

Use of TanDEM-X and SRTM-C Data for Detection of Deforestation Caused by Bark Beetle in Central European Mountains

Kateřina Gdulová, Jana Marešová, Vojtěch Barták, Marta Szostak, Jaroslav Červenka, Vítězslav Moudrý
2021 Remote Sensing  
Still, we can conclude that SRTM and TanDEM-X data represent suitable near global sources for the identification of deforestation in the period between the time points of their acquisition.  ...  The availability of global digital elevation models (DEMs) from multiple time points allows their combination for analysing vegetation changes.  ...  Acknowledgments: We are grateful to the administrations of the Krkonose Mountains National Park, Šumava National Park, and the Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography in Poland for providing the airborne  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13153042 fatcat:b2ec25jmubdrxcsd7fuemrgmkq

Linking the Remote Sensing of Geodiversity and Traits Relevant to Biodiversity—Part II: Geomorphology, Terrain and Surfaces

Angela Lausch, Michael E. Schaepman, Andrew K. Skidmore, Sina C. Truckenbrodt, Jörg M. Hacker, Jussi Baade, Lutz Bannehr, Erik Borg, Jan Bumberger, Peter Dietrich, Cornelia Gläßer, Dagmar Haase (+23 others)
2020 Remote Sensing  
Therefore, monitoring geomorphology at local, regional, and global scales is not only necessary to conserve geodiversity, but also to preserve biodiversity, as well as to improve biodiversity conservation  ...  We focus on the requirements for future geomorphology monitoring specifically aimed at overcoming some key limitations of ecological modeling, namely: the implementation and linking of in-situ, close-range  ...  Air-and spaceborne RS were able to overcome this limitation, enabling acquisitions of elevation data from the local to the global scale.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12223690 fatcat:tlzccauqivacbcskrygfonuxni

Regional-Scale Systematic Mapping of Archaeological Mounds and Detection of Looting Using COSMO-SkyMed High Resolution DEM and Satellite Imagery

Deodato Tapete, Arianna Traviglia, Eleonora Delpozzo, Francesca Cigna
2021 Remote Sensing  
In the last decade, archaeologists have exploited free-access global digital elevation model (DEM) datasets at medium resolution (i.e., up to 30 m) to map tells on a supra-regional scale and pinpoint tentative  ...  Through the integration with CORONA KH-4B tiles, 1950s Soviet maps and recent Sentinel-2 multispectral images, the expert-led visual identification and manual mapping in the GIS environment led to localization  ...  , Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, for the support during the photo-interpretation and detection of looted sites.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13163106 fatcat:vf57ri3nu5bkllbgnlvs37vwrq

Glacier shrinkage in the Alps continues unabated as revealed by a new glacier inventory from Sentinel-2

Frank Paul, Philipp Rastner, Roberto Sergio Azzoni, Guglielmina Diolaiuti, Davide Fugazza, Raymond Le Bris, Johanna Nemec, Antoine Rabatel, Mélanie Ramusovic, Gabriele Schwaizer, Claudio Smiraglia
2020 Earth System Science Data  
Topographic information for all glaciers was obtained from the ALOS AW3D30 digital elevation model (DEM).  ...  or future glacier extent), and other applications.  ...  The AW3D30 DEM is provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (© JAXA). Figures 3, 4, 9 , 10, and 11 contain modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2015, 2016).  ... 
doi:10.5194/essd-12-1805-2020 fatcat:rckcblbhzzb7hpphneidsllalm

A review of applications of satellite SAR, optical, altimetry and DEM data for surface water modelling, mapping and parameter estimation

Z. N. Musa, I. Popescu, A. Mynett
2015 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences  
Use of satellite data to estimate hydrological parameters continues to increase due to use of better sensors, improvement in knowledge of and utilization of satellite data, and expansion of research topics  ...  A review of applications of satellite remote sensing in surface water modelling, mapping and parameter estimation is presented, and its limitations for surface water applications are also discussed.  ...  This review is part of a study being undertaken by the first author, and is sponsored by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Nigeria. Edited by: H. Cloke  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-19-3755-2015 fatcat:t7dpic2zdzbmpd2wtwduswq4uq

A review of applications of satellite SAR, optical, altimetry and DEM data for surface water modelling, mapping and parameter estimation

Z. N. Musa, I. Popescu, A. Mynett
2015 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions  
Use of satellite data to estimate hydrological parameters continues to increase due to use of better sensors, improvement in knowledge of/and utilization of satellite data, and expansion of research topics  ...  A review of applications of satellite remote sensing in surface water modelling, mapping and estimation is presented, and its limitations for surface water applications are also discussed.  ...  This review is part of a study being undertaken by the first author, and is sponsored by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Nigeria. Edited by: H. Cloke  ... 
doi:10.5194/hessd-12-4857-2015 fatcat:vbggbmh7mrhyfdvrn5urjjn7bi

UAV-based very high resolution point cloud, digital surface model and orthomosaic of the Chã das Caldeiras lava fields (Fogo, Cabo Verde)

G. Vieira, C. Mora, P. Pina, R. Ramalho, R. Ramalho, R. Ramalho, R. Ramalho, R. Fernandes
2021 Earth System Science Data  
Fogo in the Cabo Verde archipelago off western Africa is one of the most prominent and active ocean island volcanoes on Earth, posing an important hazard both to local populations and at a regional level  ...  The last eruption took place between 23 November 2014 and 8 February 2015 in the Chã das Caldeiras area at an elevation close to 1800 ma.s.l.  ...  The authors also generated a DEM using spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from the TanDEM-X mission, generating a 5 m/pixel model with an MHD of −0.1 m and SD of 1.12 m.  ... 
doi:10.5194/essd-13-3179-2021 doaj:d3519a7bc2d74d1f882d0ef00448a625 fatcat:d6z7ke7jujh35edkt5wlkucqve

More dynamic than expected: an updated survey of surging glaciers in the Pamir

Franz Goerlich, Tobias Bolch, Frank Paul
2020 Earth System Science Data  
The investigation of surging glaciers using remote sensing has recently seen a strong increase as freely available satellite data and digital elevation models (DEMs) can provide detailed information about  ...  to 2018), very high-resolution imagery (Corona, Hexagon, Bing Maps, Google Earth) and DEM differences.  ...  We thank Philipp Rastner for supporting us in calculating the topographic parameters for several states of the inventory, Kriti Mukherjee for providing the Hexagon DEMs from 1975 and Horst Machguth for  ... 
doi:10.5194/essd-12-3161-2020 fatcat:gk77s6if4zd4ritryiapfkqawy

Geohazards Monitoring and Assessment Using Multi-Source Earth Observation Techniques

Joaquim J. Sousa, Guang Liu, Jinghui Fan, Zbigniew Perski, Stefan Steger, Shibiao Bai, Lianhuan Wei, Stefano Salvi, Qun Wang, Jienan Tu, Liqiang Tong, Peter Mayrhofer (+10 others)
2021 Remote Sensing  
intelligence (AI) techniques to be able to analyse the huge amount of data generated by satellite missions and extract useful information in due course.  ...  Results from both the processing and analysis of a dataset of earth observation (EO) multi-source data support the conclusion that geohazards can be identified, studied and monitored in an effective way  ...  The plot reports the three S1 cumulated displacement (coloured dots) and the corresponding altitude profile (black continuous line) obtained by Global TanDEM-X-DEM. Figure 10 . 10 Figure 10.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13214269 fatcat:4u4bpihoabetzl4inmj4y5bdym

Feature Extraction in the North Sinai Desert Using Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar: Potential Archaeological Applications

Christopher Stewart, Rosanna Montanaro, Maura Sala, Paolo Riccardi
2016 Remote Sensing  
The first technique took as input the average σ • backscatter and used a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived Local Incidence Angle (LAI) mask to exclude sand dune ridges.  ...  Techniques were implemented to extract anthropogenic features in the desert region of North Sinai using data from the first-and second-generation Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR  ...  Author Contributions: Christopher Stewart conceived the research and carried out all remote sensing data processing with the help of Sarmap SA, in particular Paolo Riccardi.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs8100825 fatcat:e3q3mxjp3jak3h5dwk453mkjze

Earth Observation for Crustal Tectonics and Earthquake Hazards

J. R. Elliott, M. de Michele, H. K. Gupta
2020 Surveys in geophysics  
In this paper, we illustrate some of the current methods for the exploitation of data from Earth Observing satellites to measure and understand earthquakes and shallow crustal tectonics.  ...  We provide examples of the use of Earth Observation, including the measurement and modelling of earthquake deformation processes and the earthquake cycle using both radar and optical imagery.  ...  This work was also supported by the Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET) in the United Kingdom.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10712-020-09608-2 fatcat:emxihr72cfd4pl6nsenp4pw4uq

A Multi-Data Source and Multi-Sensor Approach for the 3D Reconstruction and Web Visualization of a Complex Archaelogical Site: The Case Study of "Tolmo De Minateda"

Jose Torres-Martínez, Marcello Seddaiu, Pablo Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, David Hernández-López, Diego González-Aguilera
2016 Remote Sensing  
The main objective of multi-sensor data integration is to register sensor data from different sources-with different characteristics, resolution, and quality in order to provide more reliable, accurate  ...  It thus becomes clear that with the advances in multi-sensor and multi-data from different sources, data integration has become as a valuable tool in archaeological applications.  ...  In order to provide metric capabilities to the model, manual identification of ground control points (GCPs) in the images were accomplished.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs8070550 fatcat:m3jdff45jraafe4wivqqoineoy
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