Modeling of atmospheric effects on InSAR by incorporating terrain elevation information

Zhiwei Li, Xiaoli Ding, Cheng Huang, Geoff Wadge, Dawei Zheng, Weibao Zou

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Atmospheric effect is one of the most intractable problems in InSAR. Approaches such as stacking SAR interferograms, permanent scatter techniques and calibration with external data sources have been suggested in the past to mitigate the effects. In this paper, an elevation-dependent calibratory method is proposed to model and correct the atmospheric effects in InSAR. Test results with data from a meteorological station and 14 continuous GPS stations over Mount Etna, Sicily show that an improvement of about 27.2% is achieved after the model is applied.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th Anniversary IGARSS 2005
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2005 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 25 Jul 200529 Jul 2005


Conference2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2005
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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