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Study of movement and seepage along levees using DINSAR and the airborne UAVSAR instrument

[+] Author Affiliations
Cathleen E. Jones, Scott Hensley, Sang-Ho Yun

Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Gerald Bawden

U.S. Geological Survey (United States)

Steven Deverel

HydroFocus, Inc. (United States)

Joel Dudas

California Dept. of Water Resources (United States)

Proc. SPIE 8536, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XII, 85360E (November 21, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.976885
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  • SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XII
  • Claudia Notarnicola; Simonetta Paloscia; Nazzareno Pierdicca
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom | September 24, 2012

abstract

We have studied the utility of high resolution synthetic aperture radar for levee monitoring using UAVSAR data collected over the dikes and levees in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the lower Mississippi River. Our study has focused on detecting and tracking changes that are indicative of potential problem spots, namely deformation of the levees, subsidence along the levee toe, and seepage through the levees, making use of polarimetric and interferometric SAR techniques. Here we present some results of those studies, which show that high resolution, low noise SAR imaging could supplement more traditional ground-based monitoring methods by providing early indicators of seepage and deformation. © (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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Cathleen E. Jones ; Gerald Bawden ; Steven Deverel ; Joel Dudas ; Scott Hensley, et al.
" Study of movement and seepage along levees using DINSAR and the airborne UAVSAR instrument ", Proc. SPIE 8536, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XII, 85360E (November 21, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.976885; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.976885


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