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Summary of Proposal GEO2460

TitleImplementation of an automated TSX High Resolution Interferometric processing chain for Volcano Monitoring in the framework of the MEDiterranean SUpersite Volcanoes Project and quantifications of the influence of volcanic plumes on SAR images
Investigator Minet, Christian - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, MF-SAR
Team Member
Prof. Dr. Eineder, Michael - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, MF-SAR
PhD de Michele, Marcello - BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GÉOLOGIQUES ET MINIÈRES (BRGM), N/A
PhD Raucoules, Daniel - BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GÉOLOGIQUES ET MINIÈRES (BRGM), N/A
Dr. Fritz, Thomas - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, MF-SAR
SummaryBRGM: This research project aims at exploiting TERRASAR-X data to study Doppler anomalies induced in the SAR signal during volcanic eruptions. The relative path delay might be caused by fluctuations of media properties between sensor and surface. We propose to investigate whether the fluctuations of media properties can be induced by ash clouds in volcanic environment (during volcanic eruptions) following the method proposed by de Michele et al., (2012). This would allow us to reasonably assert whether the SAR X-band signal is perturbed by the volcanic plume during the actual process of SAR image focusing, hence the SAR wave delay can then be used to characterize the plume in terms of geophysical parameters. At DLR, the involved persond will, besides the management issues, focus on the development of the automated TSX data handling system. The work will mainly be software development, but also include close communication with the "users" of the results.

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