This document is intended for geologists who are interested in broadening their knowledge of interpretation of imaging radar data. It introduces imaging radar as it may be used by technicians and image interpreters. Interferometric SAR is briefly treated, with some basic and practical hints. An illustrated application study on land subsidence is included.
The purpose of this document is to present the major theoretical guidelines for a standard SAR (aka Delay Doppler) Processing from low-level data (FBR, aka L1a) to multi-looked waveforms (L1b) in case of the Closed-Burst instrument transmission mode (CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3 case).
COSMO-SkyMed (COnstellation of small Satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation) Series is owned and operated by ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) and is funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and the Italian Ministry of Defense.