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Determining Iceberg Scattering Mechanisms in Greenland Using Quad Pol ALOS-2 SAR Data

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Bailey J, Marino A & Akbari V (2021) Determining Iceberg Scattering Mechanisms in Greenland Using Quad Pol ALOS-2 SAR Data. In: 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS. IGARSS 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Brussels, Belgium, 11.07.2021-16.07.2021. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/igarss47720.2021.9553540

Abstract
Iceberg properties, together with meteorological and environmental conditions can influence Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) backscatter behaviours. In this work, we used five images of quad-pol ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 SAR data to analyse icebergs in Greenland. We investigate the scattering mechanisms through several observables and decompositions. Our results show that the most common scattering mechanisms for icebergs is surface scattering and volume scattering. Sometimes double bounce is also observed. By performing a multi-scale analysis using boxcar 5×5 and 11×11 window sizes, we conclude that icebergs can be a collection of strong scatterers. This gives hope for using quad-pol polarimetry to provide some iceberg classifications in the future.

Keywords
Geometry; Liquids; Shape; Green products; Scattering; Geoscience and remote sensing; Radar polarimetry

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2021
Publication date online31/10/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/33783
PublisherIEEE
Place of publicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
ISSN of series2153-7003
ISBN978-1-6654-0369-6
ConferenceIGARSS 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Conference locationBrussels, Belgium
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People

Dr Vahid Akbari
Dr Vahid Akbari

Research Fellow, Computing Science

Mr Johnson Bailey
Mr Johnson Bailey

Tutor, Biological and Environmental Sciences

Dr Armando Marino
Dr Armando Marino

Senior Lecturer in Earth Observation, Biological and Environmental Sciences