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Geodetic Imaging Using Optical Systems

Avouac, J.-P. and Leprince, S. (2015) Geodetic Imaging Using Optical Systems. In: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Treatise on Geophysics (Second Edition). Vol.3. Elsevier , Amsterdam, pp. 387-424. ISBN 978-0-12-409548-9.

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We review methods to measure the morphological evolution of the Earth's surface using data from optical remote sensing systems acquired at different epochs. We describe the principles of these methods and practical implementations for the exploitation of light detection and ranging and passive optical imagery. The techniques are based on the registration and matching of the different datasets with geodetic accuracy. In principle, the matching problem can be solved in 2-D or in 3-D. We illustrate the potentials and limitations of these techniques through a review of applications to the measurement of surface displacement produced by earthquakes, ice flow, landsides, and sand dune migration.

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Additional Information:© 2015 Elsevier B.V.
Group:Seismological Laboratory
Subject Keywords:COSI-Corr; Dunes; Earthquakes; Glaciers; Image geodesy; Image matching; Landslides; Light detection and ranging (LiDAR); Optical remote sensing; Photogrammetry; Satellite images
Series Name:Treatise on Geophysics (Second Edition)
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Official Citation:J.-P. Avouac and S. Leprince, 3.13 - Geodetic Imaging Using Optical Systems, In Treatise on Geophysics (Second Edition), edited by Gerald Schubert,, Elsevier, Oxford, 2015, Pages 387-424, ISBN 9780444538031, (
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:25 Jul 2016 22:33
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