Geologic mapping in Greenland with polarimetric SAR

Jørgen Dall, Søren Nørvang Madsen, C. K. Brooks, T. Nielsen

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    Abstract

    The application of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for geologic mapping in Greenland is investigated by the Danish Center for Remote Sensing (DCRS) in co-operation with the Danish Lithosphere Centre (DLC). In 1994 a pilot project was conducted in East Greenland. The Danish airborne SAR, EMISAR, acquired fully polarimetric C-band data which, upon processing and calibration, was interpreted jointly by DCRS and DLC. Several geologic phenomena are readily identified in the SAR imagery, while different lithologies seem to be indistinguishable because they have similar geomorphologies. The geologic mapping is complicated by an extreme topography leading to massive shadowing, foreshortening and layover. An artifact characterised by high cross-polarisation is observed behind many sharp mountain ridges. A multi-reflection hypothesis has been investigated without finding the ultimate proof
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium : Quantitative Remote Sensing for Science and Applications
    VolumeVolume 3
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date1995
    Pages2206-2208
    ISBN (Print)07-80-32567-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1995
    Event1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Quantitative Remote Sensing for Science and Applications - Firenze, Italy
    Duration: 10 Jul 199514 Jul 1995
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    Conference1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
    CountryItaly
    CityFirenze
    Period10/07/199514/07/1995
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