Prospects of Volcano Geodesy with ERS Radar Interferometry

Falk C Amelung, Sigurjon Jonsson, Howard Zebker, Paul Segall

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Abstract

Since the detection of surface deformation at Mt. Etna it was believed that space-borne radar interferometry may provide a tool to monitor most of the Earth's active volcanoes. We have studied a large number of volcanoes from different environments and show that ERS C-band radar interferometry can be used only to observe certain volcanoes with particular conditions. The best targets for ERS C-band interferometry are shield volcanoes and large calderas. Stratovolcanoes are less suited for radar interferometric observations due to geometric distortions and severe environmental conditions. Interferometric coherence is often lost because of snow coverage and ash deposits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Pages177-185
Number of pages9
Edition478
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventFringe'99 Advancing ERS SAR Interferometry from Applications Towards Operations - Liege, Belgium
Duration: Nov 10 1999Nov 12 1999

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OtherFringe'99 Advancing ERS SAR Interferometry from Applications Towards Operations
CountryBelgium
CityLiege
Period11/10/9911/12/99

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Geodesy
Volcanoes
Interferometry
Radar
Ashes
Snow
Deposits
Earth (planet)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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Amelung, F. C., Jonsson, S., Zebker, H., & Segall, P. (2000). Prospects of Volcano Geodesy with ERS Radar Interferometry. In European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP (478 ed., pp. 177-185)

Prospects of Volcano Geodesy with ERS Radar Interferometry. / Amelung, Falk C; Jonsson, Sigurjon; Zebker, Howard; Segall, Paul.

European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. 478. ed. 2000. p. 177-185.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Amelung, FC, Jonsson, S, Zebker, H & Segall, P 2000, Prospects of Volcano Geodesy with ERS Radar Interferometry. in European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. 478 edn, pp. 177-185, Fringe'99 Advancing ERS SAR Interferometry from Applications Towards Operations, Liege, Belgium, 11/10/99.
Amelung FC, Jonsson S, Zebker H, Segall P. Prospects of Volcano Geodesy with ERS Radar Interferometry. In European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. 478 ed. 2000. p. 177-185
Amelung, Falk C ; Jonsson, Sigurjon ; Zebker, Howard ; Segall, Paul. / Prospects of Volcano Geodesy with ERS Radar Interferometry. European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. 478. ed. 2000. pp. 177-185
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