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Current measurements in European coastal waters and rivers by Along-Track InSAR
Romeiser, R.; Runge, H. (2008). Current measurements in European coastal waters and rivers by Along-Track InSAR, in: Barale, V. et al. (Ed.) Remote sensing of the European seas. pp. 411-422
In: Barale, V.; Gade, M. (Ed.) (2008). Remote sensing of the European seas. Springer Science+Business Media: Heidelberg. ISBN 978-1-4020-6771-6. XXII, 514 pp., more

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Keywords
    Current measurement; Synthetic aperture radar; Europe, European Countries; Marine

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  • Romeiser, R., more
  • Runge, H.

Abstract
    The Along-Track Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (Along-Track InSAR, ATI) technique permits a direct high-resolution imaging of ocean surface current fields from aircraft and satellites. With several airborne ATI experiments and a first demonstration of current measurements from space with data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in February 2000, European scientists have built up a leading expertise in this field. The German satellite TerraSAR-X, which was launched on June 15, 2007, will be the first to offer ATI capabilities during a longer period. We give an overview of ATI fundamentals, SRTM results, predicted ATI capabilities of TerraSAR-X, the potential for further improvements, and promising applications in coastal waters and rivers

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