Land/water detection with polarimetric SAR

L.M.Th. Swart, C.F. de Valk, A.J.E. Smith, Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat, Rijkswaterstaat (RWS, AGI), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid, ARGOSS
Delft : Rijkswaterstaat, Adviesdienst Geo-Informatie en ICT

In this project, cofunded by the National User Support Programme Earth Observation (Nationaal Programma Gebruikersondersteuning Aardobservatie, GO), a classification algorithm is developed and applied on images with a variety of polarimetric modes and incidence angles. The images are acquired based on a theoretical and literature survey. The detected land/water boundary is used in the BAS and compared to previous results. Conclusions are drawn with respect to the best polarimetric channels and incidence angles, the geocoding accuracy and the accuracy and applicability of this land/water boundary determination method.

67 p.
52311AGI / 2.2 DE-01