Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas

  • Uwe Soergel

Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Fabio Dell’Acqua, Paolo Gamba
    Pages 49-68
  3. Stefan Hinz, Steffen Suchandt, Diana Weihing, Franz Kurz
    Pages 87-108
  4. Ronny Hänsch, Olaf Hellwich
    Pages 109-131
  5. Florence Tupin
    Pages 133-159
  6. Céline Tison, Florence Tupin
    Pages 161-185
  7. Antje Thiele, Jan Dirk Wegner, Uwe Soergel
    Pages 187-214
  8. Michele Crosetto, Oriol Monserrat, Gerardo Herrera
    Pages 233-248
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 273-277

About this book


This book presents a unique collection of state-of-the-art contributions by international remote sensing experts focussing on methodologies to extract information about urban areas from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. SAR is an active remote sensing technique capable to gather data independently from sun light and weather conditions. Emphasizing technical and geometrical issues the potential and limits of SAR are addressed in focussed case studies, for example, the detection of buildings and roads, traffic monitoring, surface deformation monitoring, and urban change. These studies can be sorted into two groups: the mapping of the current urban state and the monitoring of change. The former covers, for instance, methodologies for the detection and reconstruction of individual buildings and road networks; the latter, for example, surface deformation monitoring and urban change. This includes also investigations related to the benefit of SAR Interferometry, which is useful to determine either digital elevation models and surface deformation or the radial velocity of objects (e.g. cars), and the Polarization of the signal that comprises valuable information about the type of soil and object geometry. Furthermore, the features of modern satellite and airborne sensor devices which provide high-spatial resolution of the urban scene are discussed.

Audience: This book will be of interest to scientists and professionals in geodesy, geography, architecture, engineering and urban planning.


Geoinformationssysteme Object reconstruction Pattern recognition Radar remote sensing SAR Spatial analysis TerraSAR-X Urban areas digital elevation model remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Uwe Soergel
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. Photogrammetrie und GeoInformationUniversität HannoverHannoverGermany

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