Earth Environmental Monitoring Using Multi-Temporal Synthetic Aperture Radar: A Critical Review of Selected Applications

Donato Amitrano, Gerardo Di Martino, Raffaella Guida, Pasquale Iervolino, Antonio Iodice, Maria Nicolina Papa, Daniele Riccio, Giuseppe Ruello
2021 Remote Sensing  
Microwave remote sensing has widely demonstrated its potential in the continuous monitoring of our rapidly changing planet. This review provides an overview of state-of-the-art methodologies for multi-temporal synthetic aperture radar change detection and its applications to biosphere and hydrosphere monitoring, with special focus on topics like forestry, water resources management in semi-arid environments and floods. The analyzed literature is categorized on the base of the approach adopted
more » ... d the data exploited and discussed in light of the downstream remote sensing market. The purpose is to highlight the main issues and limitations preventing the diffusion of synthetic aperture radar data in both industrial and multidisciplinary research contexts and the possible solutions for boosting their usage among end-users.
doi:10.3390/rs13040604 fatcat:zgqmk5chjbc7hio5l6serraeym