Performance of the ice motion tracker at the Alaska SAR facilityAn ice motion tracker has been implemented as part of the Ice/Ocean Geophysical Processor System (GPS) at the Alaska Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Facility. The motion tracker operates in an unsupervised mode and utilizes a combination of feature-based and area-based matching to construct the displacement field from time-separated SAR imagery. The tracker is used to generate routine motion products for investigations of the kinematics and dynamics of sea ice in the polar regions. A number of filters for elimination of outliers and incorrect matches have been implemented to maintain the quality of the motion vector product. Preliminary evaluation of the tracking algorithm with European Space Agency Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS-1) data indicate that these requirements are satisfied. The performance and shortcomings of the motion tracker are discussed.
Kwok, Ronald (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Pang, Amy (JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1992
Publication: In: IGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vol. 1 (A93-47551 20-43)
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