An improved distributed scatterers extraction algorithm for monitoring tattered ground surface subsidence with DSInSAR: A case study of loess landform in Tongren county

Jiawen Bao, xiaojun Luo*, Guoxiang Liu, Ling Chang, Xiaowen Wang, Yueling Shi, Shuaiying Wu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In order to effectively detect the detailed subsidence of tattered ground surface composed of many small fragments with the distributed scatterer interferometric synthetic aperture radar (DSInSAR) technique, a fast and accurate distributed scatterer extraction (FADSE), as an improved distributed scatterers extraction algorithm, is
proposed and demonstrated in this paper. The emphasis of FADSE is on the improvement of accuracy of extracted DSs and detection efficiency as well. For the purpose, nonparametric estimation and parametric estimation methods are combined into FADSE to fast identify as many accurate statistically homogeneous pixels (SHP) as
possible. Then the thresholds of homogeneous pixel number and coherence coefficient are adjusted to select DSs from SHPs. The validation of FADSE was performed in the case of loess subsidence detection in Tongren county,
Qinghai Province of China, using 20 Sentinel-1A SAR images acquired between February 2016 and June 2017. Moreover, FADSE was compared with the Kolmogorov-Smirnov algorithm and Fast Statistically Homogeneous Pixel Selection method. Results show that FADSE is capable of efficiently extracting more DSs that are accurate
and the detailed subsidence of tattered ground surface can be accurately detected.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102322
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (JAG)
Volume99
Early online date15 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

Keywords

  • Loess
  • Tattered ground surface
  • Distributed scatterer
  • Subsidence
  • Statistical homogeneous pixels
  • ITC-ISI-JOURNAL-ARTICLE
  • ITC-GOLD
  • UT-Gold-D

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