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dc.contributor.authorReppucci, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorBanque, Xavier
dc.contributor.authorLópez Martínez, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorZhan, Yu
dc.contributor.authorAlonso González, Alberto
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-18T11:03:07Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationReppucci, A. [et al.]. Estimation of snow pack characteristics by means of polarimetric SAR data. A: SPIE. "Proceedings SPIE Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIV 24–26 September 2012 Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Volume 8531". Edimburg: SPIE, 2012, p. 85310Z-1-85310Z-10.
dc.identifier.isbn9780819492715
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/17820
dc.description.abstractCharacterization of the snow-pack is fundamental for several applications in hydrology, such as modelling and forecasting of snow melt runoff, water resource management and risk analysis. Thanks to its night/day capabilities and weather conditions independence, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) represents a valuable tool for snow monitoring, especially in mountain areas often covered by clouds. The goal of the research project presented in this communication is to investigate the sensitivity of fully polarimetric Cband satellite SAR data to different conditions of the snow-pack. The work is based on the use of RADARSAT-2 C-band SAR data and collocated in-situ measurements acquired during two ground campaigns over an area located in the Catalan Pyrenees, that took place between February to October 2011. The main outcome of this study is the definition of two new polarimetric parameters sensitive to the snow presence, able to distinguish between dry-snow and non snow cover, allowing a qualitative remote sensing with C-band polarimetric space-borne SAR data. The importance of developing an application based on remote sensed data will be discussed. Results of the activity scheduled during the first year of the project will be highlighted. Observed deviations between SAR measurements and in situ measurement shall be analyzed and discussed.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSPIE
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica::Teledetecció
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica::Radar
dc.subject.lcshRemote sensing
dc.subject.lcshRadar
dc.subject.otherSAR
dc.subject.otherSnow
dc.subject.otherPolarimetry
dc.titleEstimation of snow pack characteristics by means of polarimetric SAR data
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacTeledetecció
dc.subject.lemacRadar
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. RSLAB - Grup de Recerca en Teledetecció
dc.identifier.doi10.1117/12.974598
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1386145
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
local.identifier.drac11093948
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.date.lift10000-01-01
local.citation.authorReppucci, A.; Banque, X.; Lopez, C.; Zhan, Y.; Alonso, A.
local.citation.contributorSPIE
local.citation.pubplaceEdimburg
local.citation.publicationNameProceedings SPIE Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIV 24–26 September 2012 Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Volume 8531
local.citation.startingPage85310Z-1
local.citation.endingPage85310Z-10


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