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The potential of satellite repeat-pass synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry (InSAR) for flood monitoring is discussed. Using ESR-1 SAR images covering the 1993/94 flood event in the river Rhine, Germany, it is shown that, by evaluating the scene coherence, a reliable mapping of flood extent is feasible, even in cases of rough water surfaces where the analysis of conventional SAR intensity and multi-temporal images may fail.

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Authors: GEUDTNER D, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottawa (CA);VACHON P W, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottawa (CA);WINTER R, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: IRGASS '96 Conference, Firenze (IT), July 10-14, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41054 ORA
Record Number: 199910045 / Last updated on: 1999-02-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en