Comparison of C-Band and X-Band polarimetric SAR data for river ice classificaton on the Peace River

Helena Łoś , Katarzyna Osińska-Skotak , Joanna Pluto-Kossakowska , M. Bernier , Y. Gauthier , M. Jasek , A. Roth


In this study, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from TerraSAR-X were compared with RADARSAT-2 data to evaluate their effectiveness for river ice monitoring on the Peace River. For several years RADARSAT-2 data have been successfully used for river ice observation. However, it is important to take into account data from other satellites as they may provide solutions when it is not possible to obtain images from the preferred system (e.g., in the case of acquisition priority conflicts). In this study we compared three TerraSAR-X (X-band) and three RADARSAT-2 (C-band) datasets acquired in December 2013 on a section of the Peace River, Canada. For selected classes (open water, skim ice, juxtaposed skim ice, agglomerated skim ice, frazil run and consolidated ice) we compared backscattering values in HH and VV polarisation and performed Wishart supervised classification. Covariance matrices that were previously filtered using a refined Lee filter were used as input data for classification. For all data sets the overall accuracy was higher than 80%. Similar errors associated with classification output were observed for data from both satellite systems.
Author Helena Łoś (FGC / DPTSIS)
Helena Łoś,,
- Department of Photogrammetry, Teledetection and Spatial Information Systems
, Katarzyna Osińska-Skotak (FGC / DPTSIS)
Katarzyna Osińska-Skotak,,
- Department of Photogrammetry, Teledetection and Spatial Information Systems
, Joanna Pluto-Kossakowska (FGC / DPTSIS)
Joanna Pluto-Kossakowska,,
- Department of Photogrammetry, Teledetection and Spatial Information Systems
, M. Bernier - [Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique]
M. Bernier,,
, Y. Gauthier - [Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique]
Y. Gauthier,,
, M. Jasek - [BC Hydro]
M. Jasek,,
, A. Roth - [Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- Und Raumfahrt]
A. Roth,,
Journal seriesThe International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, ISSN 1682-1750, [2194-9034]
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
ConferenceXXIII International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Congress (XXIII ISPRS Congress), 12-07-2016 - 19-07-2016, Prague, Czechy
Keywords in EnglishRiver ice dynamics, SAR, Polarimetry
Internal identifier28/2016
Languageen angielski
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