D2.8 : Workpackage 5 : New Cross-Correlation Shift Estimation Methods with High Resolution SAR Data

Type : Report

Person in charge : G. Vasile and F. Tupin

Date: T0+24


A new generation of space-borne SAR sensors has been launched in 2006-2007 with ALOS, TerraSARX, COSMO-Sky-Med and RADARSAT-2 satellites. The data available in different bands (L, C and X bands), with High Resolution (HR) or multi-polarization modes offer new possibilities to monitor glacier evolution by SAR remote sensing. In this technical rapport, results obtained with TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT-2 images acquired over the temperate glaciers of the Chamonix Mont-Blanc test site are presented. Interpretations of HR images, analysis of interferometric pairs and performance assessments of target/texture tracking methods for glacier motion estimation are presented.