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Delineation of inundated area and vegetation along the Amazon floodplain with the SIR-C synthetic aperture radar

L.L. Hess, J.M. Melack, S. Filoso, Yong Wang
1995 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
Abstrucl-Floodplain inundation and vegetation along the Negro and Amazon rivers near Manaus, Brazil were accurately delineated using multi-frequency, polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from  ...  the April and October 1994 SIR-C missions.  ...  Delineation of Inundated Area and Vegetation Along the Amazon Floodplain with the SIR-C Synthetic Aperture Radar I.  ... 
doi:10.1109/36.406675 fatcat:6ms372o6qrgjjlqalyk455pqfm

Satellite remote sensing of river inundation area, stage, and discharge: a review

LAURENCE C. SMITH
1997 Hydrological Processes  
M., Filoso, S., and Wang, Y. 1995. ‘Delineation of inundated area and vegetation along the Amazon floodplain with the SIR-C synthetic aperture radar’, JEEE Trans. Geosci.  ...  Hess et al. (1994, 1995) used a decision-tree model to classify polarimetric SIR-C (Shuttle Imaging Radar C) acquired over the Negro and Amazon rivers near Manaus, Brazil in April and October, 1994.  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1099-1085(199708)11:10<1427::aid-hyp473>3.0.co;2-s fatcat:mfnrvfhcyngcjl235mz6pmeha4

Satellite remote sensing of river inundation area, stage, and discharge: a review

LAURENCE C. SMITH
1997 Hydrological Processes  
M., Filoso, S., and Wang, Y. 1995. ‘Delineation of inundated area and vegetation along the Amazon floodplain with the SIR-C synthetic aperture radar’, JEEE Trans. Geosci.  ...  Hess et al. (1994, 1995) used a decision-tree model to classify polarimetric SIR-C (Shuttle Imaging Radar C) acquired over the Negro and Amazon rivers near Manaus, Brazil in April and October, 1994.  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1099-1085(199708)11:10<1427::aid-hyp473>3.3.co;2-j fatcat:zdz3kqykpzbu3bhxkefewnv7we

Dual-season mapping of wetland inundation and vegetation for the central Amazon basin

L Hess
2003 Remote Sensing of Environment  
For the wetland portion of the 18 Â 8j study area, dual-season radar mosaics were used to map inundation extent and vegetation under both low-water and high-water conditions at 100-m resolution, producing  ...  Wetland extent was mapped for the central Amazon region, using mosaicked L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery acquired by the Japanese Earth Resources Satellite-1.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Dana Slaymaker, Ake Rosenqvist, Bruce Chapman, Andre Monteiro, and Ryan Ashker for their contributions in acquiring and processing the radar and videographic data sets.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2003.04.001 fatcat:cxswgduudzfl3jzfi3mnw62ose

Floodplain water storage in the Negro River basin estimated from microwave remote sensing of inundation area and water levels

Frédéric Frappart, Frédérique Seyler, Jean-Michel Martinez, Juan G. León, Anny Cazenave
2005 Remote Sensing of Environment  
The objective of this study is to determine spatio-temporal variations of water volume over inundated areas located in large river basins using combined observations from the Synthetic Aperture Radar (  ...  SAR images are used to identify the type of surface (open water, inundated areas, forest) and, hence, the areas covered with water.  ...  The authors would like to acknowledge the CTO (Centre de Topographie des Océans) at LEGOS for the provision of the Topex/Poseidon GDR dataset and the HYBAM project for the in-situ gauge measurements.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2005.08.016 fatcat:rg77our6i5dingpbcqchtryerm

Spatial and temporal complexity of the Amazon flood measured from space

Doug Alsdorf, Paul Bates, John Melack, Matt Wilson, Thomas Dunne
2007 Geophysical Research Letters  
Here we show, using spaceborne interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) JERS-1 measurements, the first spatially dense hydraulic mapping of the passage of a flood wave through a large, topographically  ...  During the passage of a flood wave, sharp variations in @h/@t are localized along some floodplain channels. These channels separate adjacent locations with different rates of infilling.  ...  NASA's Programs in Terrestrial Hydrology, Large-Scale Biosphere Atmosphere experiment in Amazonia, and Solid Earth and Natural Hazards supported this research. JAXA supplied the JERS-1 data.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2007gl029447 fatcat:zauo4ts5rbf4tovipjo4ffw5fa

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

Marco Ottinger, Claudia Kuenzer
2020 Remote Sensing  
topics: mapping and monitoring of flooded vegetation and inundated areas; the retrieval of aboveground biomass; and the estimation of soil moisture.  ...  Compared to optical satellites, cloud-cover does not limit the timeliness of data acquisition with spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors, which have all-weather, day and night capabilities.  ...  Moreover, the authors thank Felix Bachofer and Juliane Huth for commenting on the original draft. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12142228 fatcat:4bplx7hxgbbyfdxddqau4kn4uq

Floodplain inundation and vegetation dynamics in the Alligator Rivers region (Kakadu) of northern Australia assessed using optical and radar remote sensing

D.P. Ward, A. Petty, S.A. Setterfield, M.M. Douglas, K. Ferdinands, S.K. Hamilton, S. Phinn
2014 Remote Sensing of Environment  
This study uses classification tree modeling to combine microwave (ALOS L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar) and optical (Landsat Thematic Mapper, TM 5) satellite data with field-sampled aquatic vegetation  ...  Seasonal inundation patterns exhibit an exponential recession of inundation into 'backswamp' areas on the fringes of the floodplains with hydro-periods on the order of 5 months.  ...  We acknowledge the traditional owners of the country from which the samples were collected on the Magela Creek Floodplain. Thanks to Kenn Tews for assistance with image analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.02.009 fatcat:m7w5nna7zfffvh3bkltqa3rwqu

Correction of Interferometric and Vegetation Biases in the SRTMGL1 Spaceborne DEM with Hydrological Conditioning towards Improved Hydrodynamics Modeling in the Amazon Basin

Sebastien Pinel, Marie-Paule Bonnet, Joecila Santos Da Silva, Daniel Moreira, Stephane Calmant, Fredéric Satgé, Fredérique Seyler
2015 Remote Sensing  
Data were collected during 11 days in February 2000 using dual Spaceborne Imaging Radar (SIR-C) and dual X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (X-SAR). From these data, a near global DEM was generated.  ...  The product is based on mosaicked L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery acquired by the Japanese Earth Resources Satellite-1 (JERS-1) during two periods.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs71215822 fatcat:a6b5earu5zcrja4ruszxwuwfne

Flood occurrence mapping of the middle Mahakam lowland area using satellite radar

H. Hidayat, D. H. Hoekman, M. A. M. Vissers, A. J. F. Hoitink
2012 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences  
Radar backscatter intensity analysis of the vegetated floodplain area revealed consistently high backscatter values, indicating flood inundation under forest canopy.  ...  We explore the use of Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) imagery for observing flood inundation dynamics by incorporating field water level measurements.  ...  Budi Sulistioadi (Mulawarman University) are thanked for facilitating the field campaign in many ways. We thank Remko Uijlenhoet for the discussion and comments on the early draft of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-16-1805-2012 fatcat:bj4gij2gpvac5ncpy7ly7ikjt4

Integrating remote sensing observations of flood hydrology and hydraulic modelling

P. D. Bates, M. S. Horritt, C. N. Smith, D. Mason
1997 Hydrological Processes  
Active reflectance techniques such as synthetic aperture radar (SAR) have considerable potential for overcoming the limitations of the above methods.  ...  ‘Optimum texture analysis of synthetic aperture radar images’, Alg. Synth. Aper. Radar Imag., 2230, 389-398. Ormsby, J. P, Blanchard, B. J., and Blanchard, A. J. 1985.  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1099-1085(199711)11:14<1777::aid-hyp543>3.3.co;2-5 fatcat:z537n2f25jbqzn6xhf24dwljxe

Integrating remote sensing observations of flood hydrology and hydraulic modelling

P. D. Bates, M. S. Horritt, C. N. Smith, D. Mason
1997 Hydrological Processes  
Active reflectance techniques such as synthetic aperture radar (SAR) have considerable potential for overcoming the limitations of the above methods.  ...  ‘Optimum texture analysis of synthetic aperture radar images’, Alg. Synth. Aper. Radar Imag., 2230, 389-398. Ormsby, J. P, Blanchard, B. J., and Blanchard, A. J. 1985.  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1099-1085(199711)11:14<1777::aid-hyp543>3.0.co;2-e fatcat:hle7hnlsffbqbeu43gn3g3hr5m

Emerging Applications of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) in Geomorphology and Hydrology

Laurence C. Smith
2002 Annals of the Association of American Geographers  
Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) is a powerful geodetic tool used to construct digital elevation models of the earth's topography and to image centimeter-scale displacements associated  ...  with crustal deformation and the flow of ice sheets.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by the NASA New Investigator Program (grant NAG5-10609). Figure 2 was adapted  ... 
doi:10.1111/1467-8306.00295 fatcat:44cm7yawmfarbfjc6kytu54sji

Amazon hydrology from space: scientific advances and future challenges

Alice César Fassoni‐Andrade, Ayan Santos Fleischmann, Fabrice Papa, Rodrigo Cauduro Dias de Paiva, Sly Wongchuig, John M. Melack, Adriana Aparecida Moreira, Adrien Paris, Anderson Ruhoff, Claudio Barbosa, Daniel Andrade Maciel, Evlyn Novo (+11 others)
2021 Reviews of Geophysics  
observations of the Amazon basin water cycle, along with an interdisciplinary and stepwise approach to guide research for the next decades.  ...  At the basin-scale, the understanding of several hydrological processes was only possible with the advent of RS observations, such as the characterization of "rainfall hotspots" in the Andes-Amazon transition  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank Paul Bates from the University of Bristol and two other  ... 
doi:10.1029/2020rg000728 fatcat:6f6vqdhsibhxpdapfyj37udvni

The potential of long-wavelength satellite-borne radar to support implementation of the Ramsar Wetlands Convention

Ake Rosenqvist, C. Max Finlayson, John Lowry, Douglas Taylor
2007 Aquatic conservation  
This paper provides an introduction to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) remote sensing and, in particular, the significance of long-wavelength (L-band) SAR for wetland applications relevant to the Ramsar  ...  These areas have all previously been supported in general terms by formal resolutions on wetland inventory and assessment through the Convention with recognition that further technique development was  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The JERS-1 images used in this paper were provided by JAXA within the framework of the JERS-1 SAR Global Forest Mapping project.  ... 
doi:10.1002/aqc.835 fatcat:tm6pzw7gkvhondspkojp7kb7vq
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