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Monitoring floods in the Kafue flats with TanDEM-X data

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Citation

Weber M, Marino A, Kock F & Hajnsek I (2015) Monitoring floods in the Kafue flats with TanDEM-X data. In: volume 2015-November. 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Milan, 26.07.2015-31.07.2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, pp. 1191-1194. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7325985

Abstract
Wetlands are very valuable ecosystem which may present fast dynamics. This study is focused on the observation of the Kafue Flats exploiting TanDEM-X polarimetric and interfer-ometric data. Several analysis are carried out considering classification, change detection and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) estimation. Specifically, it is possible to observe that differences between single-pass DEM acquired during different dates can provide promising estimations of the flood water level and extent (provided that the water is partially covered by vegetation). Additionally, the polarimetric information can add details regarding small areas in the data where swamps are presents also in dry seasons.

Keywords
Scattering; vegetation mapping; covariance matrices; detectors; wetlands; time series analysis; remote sensing;

Journal
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS): Volume 2015-November

StatusPublished
FundersThe Open University
Publication date12/11/2015
Publication date online12/11/2015
Conference2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Conference locationMilan
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People

Dr Armando Marino
Dr Armando Marino

Senior Lecturer in Earth Observation, Biological and Environmental Sciences