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Monitoring Harsh Coastal Environments Using Polarimetric Sar Data: The Case of Solway Firth Wetlands

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Nunziata F, Ferrentino E, Marino A, Buono A & Migliaccio M (2021) Monitoring Harsh Coastal Environments Using Polarimetric Sar Data: The Case of Solway Firth Wetlands. In: IGARSS 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2020), Waikoloa, HI, USA, 26.09.2020-02.10.2020. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/igarss39084.2020.9324311

Abstract
In this study, the capability of polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) measurements to monitor harsh coastal areas is addressed. A meaningful showcase is presented that refers to the Scottish Solway Firth (SF) wetlands, an important coastal ecosystem severely affected by extreme weather conditions. Experiments are undertaken on a pair of full-polarimetric (FP) C-band RadarSAT-2 SAR images collected over SF during July and November 2018 in order to both extract the coastal profile and to identify changes in the scattering behavior along the coastal strip. The results demonstrate the soundness of the proposed approach and the role played by FP SAR measurements to effectively support vulnerability and risk assessments in harsh coastal environments.

Keywords
Sea measurements; Synthetic aperture radar; Wetlands; Monitoring; Remote sensing; Earth; Radar polarimetry

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2021
Publication date online28/02/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/33131
PublisherIEEE
Place of publicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
ISSN of series2153-7003
ISBN9781728163758
eISBN9781728163741
Conference2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2020)
Conference locationWaikoloa, HI, USA
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Dr Armando Marino
Dr Armando Marino

Senior Lecturer in Earth Observation, Biological and Environmental Sciences