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Monitoring Alpine Glaciers with ALOS SAR and Optical data

Abstract : The monitoring of temperate glacier activity is one of the
applications which require the combined use of optical and
SAR data. It should become feasible thanks to the ALOS
PRISM and PALSAR sensors. In this paper, we present the
interest of using L-band polarimetric interferometric SAR
data and high resolution panchromatic stereoscopic data to
monitor moving temperate glaciers made of ice, snow and
rocks. The scientific issues are described and a test-site
located in the Mont-Blanc region in the Alps is proposed
for specific experiment and validation. The Mont-Blanc
test-site includes two well-known glaciers (Mer-de-Glace
and Argentière glaciers) where a large data set has been
collected: ERS, RADARSAT and ENVISAT data, airborne
E-SAR data (X, C, L and P bands), airborne photographs,
GPS and GPR in-situ measurements...
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Philippe Bolon, Emmanuel Trouvé, Ivan Petillot, Gabriel Vasile, Michel Gay, et al.. Monitoring Alpine Glaciers with ALOS SAR and Optical data. LSI 2007, 2007, -, Japan. pp.1-4. ⟨halshs-00264871⟩



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