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The Izmit Earthquake of 17 August 1999 in Turkey:

A Post-Seismic Analysis Using Optical and Radar Satellite Observations

As a result of a joint CNES/ESA/ESRIN study effort, interferometric fringes were computed from a pair of ERS-1 and ERS-2 scenes acquired on consecutive days (before and after the earthquake).
The fringes were superimposed on a SAR amplitude image (see below).
As a further step, the fringes were superimposed onto a Landsat 7 TM image, and an image product was generated, enabling a first damage assessment.


The complete article, published in the Journal of Technical and Environmental Geology , issue no. 3, July-September 2000, can be read online at http://esapub.esrin.esa.it/eoq/eoq64/izmit.pdf , in PDF format.

Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry