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Wind Direction Extraction from SAR in Coastal Areas

Stefano Zecchetto
2018 Remote Sensing  
The method has been applied to 61 SAR images from different satellites (Envisat, COSMO-SkyMed, Radarsat-2 and Sentinel-1A,B), and the results have been compared with the analysis wind fields from the European  ...  The SAR derived wind directions cannot be said to be validated, as the data available at present cannot be really representative of the wind field in the coastal area.  ...  The COSMO-SkyMed and Radarsat-2 SAR images have been obtained in the framework of the COSMO-SkyMed/RADARSAT-2 Initiative of the Italian Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency Ocean wind fields from  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10020261 fatcat:4we3qjkasza5ho4qyohexffdnm

Detection of Oil near Shorelines during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

Oscar Garcia-Pineda, Jamie Holmes, Matt Rissing, Russell Jones, Cameron Wobus, Jan Svejkovsky, Mark Hess
2017 Remote Sensing  
We found detectable oil in SAR images within 10 km of the shoreline from west Louisiana to west Florida, including near beaches, marshes, and islands.  ...  We conclude that satellite-based SAR imagery can detect oil slicks near shorelines, even in sheltered areas.  ...  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, contract #2107109300) and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) provided support for nearshore DWH data analyses as  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs9060567 fatcat:hcwqd3zrwraljitvuhqzksn73u

25 years of satellite InSAR monitoring of ground instability and coastal geohazards in the archaeological site of Capo Colonna, Italy

F. Cigna, P. Confuorto, A. Novellino, D. Tapete, D. Di Martire, M. Ramondini, D. Calcaterra, S. Plank, F. Ietto, A. Brigante, A. Sowter, Claudia Notarnicola (+3 others)
2016 SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XVI  
Exploiting an unprecedented satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) time series including ERS-1/2, ENVISAT, TerraSAR-X, COSMO-SkyMed and Sentinel-1A data stacks acquired between 1992 and 2016, this paper  ...  This proved to be beneficial for the ground stability assessment of recent archaeological excavations, in an area where field surveying in November 2015 highlighted new events of cliff failure.  ...  COSMO-SkyMed 2011-2014 PSP-DIFSAR data from EPRS-E were made available through a cooperation protocol between MATTM and the Department of Earth, Environment and Resources Sciences, Federico II University  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2242095 dblp:conf/sar/CignaCNTMRCPIBS16 fatcat:22ugl43ipjdv7hjl6wurv2gd2y

Characterization of Marine Surface Slicks by Radarsat-2 Multipolarization Features

Stine Skrunes, Camilla Brekke, Torbjorn Eltoft
2014 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
X-band data from TerraSAR-X and COSMO-SkyMed are here investigated and found useful for oil spill detection in low wind conditions, except at very large incidence angles.  ...  A relatively higher contribution of non-Bragg scattering and a larger deviation from Gaussian statistics are observed in TerraSAR-X data compared to Radarsat-2 data.  ...  SAR Data Set The work presented in this thesis is based on satellite SAR data acquired by Radarsat-2, TerraSAR-X and COSMO-SkyMed.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2013.2287916 fatcat:4ag4q5t5cvb4jjbgvrpe5w4x5u

Radargrammetric approaches to the flat relief of the amazon coast using COSMO-SkyMed and TerraSAR-X datasets

Ulisses Silva Guimarães, Igor da Silva Narvaes, Maria de Lourdes Bueno Trindade Galo, Arnaldo de Queiroz da Silva, Paulo de Oliveira Camargo
2018 ISPRS journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing (Print)  
This study aimed to assess the digital surface models (DSMs) provided by Cosmo-SkyMed (CSK) and TerraSAR-X (TSX) Stripmap datasets throughout the radargrammetric models from SARscape and Toutin.  ...  The generated DSMs were evaluated considering a set of 40 independent checkpoints (ICP) measured by GNSS in the field, in their entirety and disaggregated by coastal environment.  ...  The COSMO-SkyMed and TerraSAR-X SAR datasets were provided by the ©ASI -Italian Space Agency, Roma, Italy -(2016) and ©DLR -German Aerospace Centre, Cologne, Germany -(2016), under scientific projects  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2018.09.001 fatcat:vthr4qiaqjb6vgdcny7ob46ape

Introduction to the Special Issue on Ocean Remote Sensing With Synthetic Aperture Radar

Hans Graber, Jochen Horstmann
2013 Oceanography  
Next, Monaldo et al. trace the history of SAR wind speed retrieval from the first Seasat SAR images to today's NOAA/NESDIS RADARSAT-2 operational wind speed products.  ...  Oceanography | Vol. 26, No. 2 Artist's concept of seasat. Image Credit: NASA/JPL band), as well as the first constellation of SAR satellites called COSMO-SkyMed (X-band).  ... 
doi:10.5670/oceanog.2013.35 fatcat:be7bkdrs2faufmidgubnr3resa

Bird mortality from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. I. Exposure probability in the offshore Gulf of Mexico

JC Haney, HJ Geiger, JW Short
2014 Marine Ecology Progress Series  
S2 Daily estimates of oil slick area (in km 2 ) during the Deepwater Horizon blowout including area estimates in coastal (<40 km) and in offshore (>40 km) waters of the spill zone in the northern Gulf  ...  Agency; MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Scanning synthetic aperture radar (standard and wide beam) 30 m; 100- 150 km swath width COSMO SkyMed-1, -2, and -3 Agenzia Spaziale Italiana Scanning  ... 
doi:10.3354/meps10991 fatcat:2nkyw6lauva7vgqpug62ceczx4

Automatic Mexico Gulf Oil Spill Detection from Radarsat-2 SAR Satellite Data Using Genetic Algorithm

Maged Marghany
2016 Acta Geophysica  
Cosmo-Skymed satellite data.  ...  RADARSAT-2 SAR data.  ... 
doi:10.1515/acgeo-2016-0047 fatcat:grvkhwieeva6baj4u5ldv5xxqq

Introductory Chapter: Advanced Ocean Current Simulation from TanDEM Satellite Data [chapter]

Maged Marghany
2019 Advanced Remote Sensing Technology for Synthetic Aperture Radar Applications, Tsunami Disasters, and Infrastructure [Working Title]  
Recently, the high resolution of SAR sensors such as TerraSar-X, RADARSAT-2, ALOS PALSAR, and the foremost three of the Italian satellite of COSMO-SkyMed have been commenced.  ...  Nevertheless, the initial three of the COSMO-SkyMed, ALOS PALSAR, and RADARSAT-2, satellite data are the cross-track interferometry, which do not allow determining neither coastal water flow nor coastal  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.84644 fatcat:ei7n334lxrcvvdxxkzlzqztr3e

An Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging

Thomas Ager
2013 Oceanography  
COSMO-SkyMed, which is a constellation of four satellites, and TerraSAR-X, are both dualpol systems, and RADARSAT-2 is quad-pol.  ...  The complex image displayed in Figure More recently, high-resolution SARs were launched by Canada (RADARSAT-2, C-band), Italy (COSMO-SkyMed, X-band), and Germany (TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X, X-band).  ... 
doi:10.5670/oceanog.2013.28 fatcat:mwbk5z3yorgixjlpz6p7fepmxm

Ocean Applications [chapter]

M. Migliaccio, F. Nunziata, A. Marino, C. Brekke, S. Skrunes
2021 Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing  
The detection of oil slicks in SAR data is made difficult not only by the presence of speckle but also by the presence of, e.g. biogenic films, low-wind areas, rain cells, currents, etc., which increase  ...  The use of polarimetric features has been shown to both observe oil slicks and distinguish them from weak-damping look-alikes but also to extract some of their properties.  ...  In fact, new high-performance polarimetric SARs, e.g. the ones operated onboard the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2), RADARSAT-2, TerraSAR-X and COSMO-SkyMed missions, are of particular interest  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-56504-6_6 fatcat:apqv7npt7vct3mswzcw5pvacp4

Microwave Satellite Measurements for Coastal Area and Extreme Weather Monitoring

Ferdinando Nunziata, Xiaofeng Li, Armando Marino, Weizeng Shao, Marcos Portabella, Xiaofeng Yang, Andrea Buono
2021 Remote Sensing  
In this project report, the main outcomes relevant to the Sino-European Dragon-4 cooperation project ID 32235 "Microwave satellite measurements for coastal area and extreme weather monitoring" are reported  ...  In this framework, several tasks were addressed including marine target detection, sea pollution, sea surface wind estimation and coastline extraction/classification.  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to acknowledge the Dragon-4 coordinators and all the members and volunteers of the team in charge of symposium organization.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13163126 fatcat:qnaaqeyocnfwtiqe64jhs7lgx4

Topography and morphodynamics in the German Bight using SAR and optical remote sensing data

Andreas Niedermeier, Danielle Hoja, Susanne Lehner
2005 Ocean Dynamics  
Morphological changes in coastal areas, especially in river estuaries, are of high interest in many parts of the world.  ...  modes for better separation of land and water areas.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors like to thank Edzard Romaneeßen for the development of parts of the SAR waterline extraction algorithm and Norbert Winkel for providing tidal gauge and topographical comparison  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10236-005-0114-2 fatcat:ehgaizwlpres5lm5h5wpsv7kti

Impacts of oil spills on altimeter waveforms and radar backscatter cross section

Yongcun Cheng, Jean Tournadre, Xiaofeng Li, Qing Xu, Bertrand Chapron
2017 Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans  
It could be associated with thick oil as shown in the Cosmo-Skymed-1 SAR image.  ...  To confirm the altimeter waveform distortion related to the presence of oil spill, the collected SAR images (Envisat ASAR, Radarsat SAR [Zhang et al., 2011 [Zhang et al., , 2017 and Cosmo-Skymed-1/3  ...  ffi h 2 1r 2 s p ; h is the rms wave height and r 0 is the mean surface backscatter coefficient defined as a function of the rms of the wave slopes (s x and s y ) in two orthogonal directions and q xy  ... 
doi:10.1002/2016jc012568 fatcat:puszkjp6frfrjcvsqv5bkxytsq

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

Marco Ottinger, Claudia Kuenzer
2020 Remote Sensing  
The coastal zone offers among the world's most productive and valuable ecosystems and is experiencing increasing pressure from anthropogenic impacts: human settlements, agriculture, aquaculture, trade,  ...  Earth observation has great capability to deliver valuable data at the local, regional and global scales and can support the assessment and monitoring of land- and water-related applications in coastal  ...  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
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