A joint model for isolating stratified tropospheric delays in multitemporal InSAR

Hongyu Liang, Lei Zhang, Xiaoli DIng, Zhong Lu, Xin Li

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Stratified tropospheric delays (TDs) in differential interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) result from the temporal variation of vertical stratification in the lower part of the troposphere. Although an approximately model can be made by assuming a linear relationship between topography and delayed phase in the interferogram, the estimation is weakened by the spatial variability of troposphere and the interference from other confounding signals (e.g., deformation, topographic error and orbit error, etc.). In this contribution, a jointly tropospheric correction scheme is proposed to simultaneously estimate stratified tropospheric delays with deformation and topographic errors. Spatial variability of tropospheric properties is addressed through a localized estimation which is derived by quadtree segmentation according to height gradient. The performance of the proposed method is validated and compared with the conventional linear and weather-model-based methods using Sentinel-1 dataset.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671504
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2018
Event38th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 22 Jul 201827 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)


Conference38th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018


  • Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) (InSAR)
  • Least squares
  • Stratified tropospheric delays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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