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How to produce high-resolution DEMs from new Sentinel-1 data?

This is a general question relating to the new Sentinel-1 data. I'm interested in the potential for using this data to create high resolution DEMs in GIS (I use QGIS), to investigate archaeological ...
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Free radar (SAR) satellite data [closed]

I'm looking for free (non-commercial use) sources of radar (SAR) satellite imagery. Does anyone know of sources?
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Downloading sentinel products using API?

I want to be able to automate or batch download Sentinel data (in particular S2). I am trying to use the OData protocol as described in the Sentinels Scientific Data Hub user-guide on APIs and batch ...
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Remote sensing for Nepal Earthquake [closed]

To any experts who can provide remote sensing data that can help assess impact and damage of nepal earthquake we really need your help to ensure aid is well targeted. Existing data so far is here If ...
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Mosaicking a Image Collection by Date (day) in Google Earth Engine

I have an image collection of Sentinel-1 data over 3 years filtered by a region of interest that spans 3-4 tiles, and want to know the best way to mosaic all the images (tiles) that were taken on the ...
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SAR - Using the Intensity or the Amplitude for the classification

In a Sentinel-1 Level 1 Ground Range Detected SAR data product, Intensity = Amplitude * Amplitude. Should the intensity image or the amplitude image be used for radiometric calibration when using ...
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Sentinel-1 Data opened with rasterio has no Affine/Transform/CRS

I'm trying to process Sentinel-1 data downloaded from SCIHub using Rasterio. When I open a Sentinel-2 raster taken from the Amazon Web Services Sentinel 2 dataset the Affine, Transform and CRS are ...
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Why does the resolution decrease with increasing incidence angle in the Sentinel-1 SAR sattelite

On this link (Sentinel1 webpage for a SLC product), the resolution is written as a range from the highest corresponding to low incidence angle, to the lowest resolution corresponding to high incidence ...
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Export each image from a collection in Google Earth Engine

I am trying to export each image in a filtered stack of Sentinel-1 images and cannot seem to get it right. Think link suggests using imageCollection.map() and a custom function (such as a geometric ...
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How to download products from ESA's scihub using OData protocol?

How one can download files programatically using scihub OData protocol and cURL (or other library/program)? You can get a descriptive xml response of the API for a dataset can be obtained by this ...
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What's relationship between pixel spacing and resolution?

Let's take as an example the Sentinel-1 SAR satellite for which data is accessible online. The pixel spacing in the range and in the azimuth are found inside the xml files bundled with the product. ...
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Why does the peak of a mountain appear bright on Radar images?

Why does the top of a mountain appear bright on a SAR (radar) image. I know that the peak of a mountain is subject to a layover effect, thus appearing closer on the radar image than the bottom part of ...
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Importing Sentinel-1 Image Collection to Google Earth Engine API

I'm currently having an issue with trying to import the Sentinel-1 image collection into the Earth Engine API. My script is as follows: var imgSentinel1 = ee.ImageCollection('COPERNICUS/S1'); Map....
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Resolving Sentinel-1 Interferogram Unwrapping error when constructing DEM/DSM?

I have been trying to create a DSM of a coast and some islands, and have run into some issues regarding how the data looks in the unwrapped interferogram (which affects my height data). I have been ...
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Can a satellite go over the same area in different passes overtime

Can a sun-synchronous satellite (let's consider Sentinel-1) go over the same place, one time in an ascending pass and the next time (or few times after) in a descending pass?
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Sentinel API query, rows exceeds maximum number

I am trying to query Sentinel1A data using the Sentinel API, by using the following scripts. from sentinelsat.sentinel import SentinelAPI api = SentinelAPI('username', 'password', ...
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What is the annual data volume produced by the individual Sentinel satellite missions?

I am wondering how big the volume of the data produced by Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 etc. in a given year. For Sentinel-1, it'd be most interesting to know the data volume of all SLC images, for Sentinel-...
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Copernicus Sentinel - National Mirrors and Collaborative Ground Segments

Is there an official list of all national mirrors of the collaborative ground segment members for data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites? So far I found the following: Copernicus Sentinels ...
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Otsu thresholding and classic image processing algorithms on radiometrically calibrated Sentinel-1 SAR images

Is it possible to apply the Otsu thresholding (or any other image processing algorithm dedicated to image digital values in the interval [0, 255]) to a Radiometrically calibrated Sentinel-1 SAR ...
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Simple way to collect the Sentinel data of a given ROI?

If you wanted to collect all Sentinel satellite data for a given region of interest (ROI), say, for a given day or time frame - is there any simple way to do it? That means: Without having to download ...
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How to visualize inundation using Sentinel 1 SAR Data?

I am trying to visualize flooding after hurricane Harvey that made landfall on August 25-26 2017. Based on this video, I've been able to obtain the basics of Sentinel-1 SAR imagery. Sentinel 1 comes ...
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Google Earth Engine: different stretch options

I'm working on a map view that detects new ice using Sentinel-1 together with Google Earth Engine. When adding images to Google Earth Engine I can set the min and max values for my layer in numbers ...
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Resampling in Google Earth Engine: exporting Sentinel 1A to Google Drive

I tried to export Sentinel 1A to Google Drive on Google Earth Engine. The function has a parameter name "scale" which determines pixel scale of the exported image. Export.image.toDrive({ image:...
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Determining if Sentinel-1 orbit is ascending or descending from absolute orbit number?

The file name convention for the Sentinel-1 mission is MMM_BB_TTTR_LFPP_YYYYMMDDTHHMMSS_YYYYMMDDTHHMMSS_OOOOOO_DDDDDD_CCCC, where MMM: mission identifier (S1A, S1B) BB: mode/beam (IE/EW/WV) TTT: ...
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How to analyze Vegetation Index using Sentinel-1 SAR Imagery?

I am using the ESA open scientific data hub for Sentinel 1 SAR imagery (Interferometric Wide swath SLC VV polarization) and would like to know how to perform vegetation health analysis from this data? ...
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How to calculate the Scattering Matrix for a Sentinel-1 image

How can we calculate the elements of the scattering matrix (Spq with p and q being the transmit/receive polarizations), for a Sentinel-1 image? Does the image have to be in a Single-Look Complex (SLC)...
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Sentinel-1 SAR image is displayed upside down

I am looking at Sentinel-1 SAR image downloaded from ESA Copernicus - dhus location around south of Tokyo, Japan. File format is GeoTIFF. It looks good in QGIS. However, if I use SAGA, or SNAP, or ...
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Do we get world grid with date and time of visit of Sentinel 1 and Sentinel 2?

I have an ROI and I am interested in knowing the below for it Tile Number Date and Time of revisit as calendar for whole year This will enable me to specify the tile number(s) and fetch the data for ...
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Reducing Sentinel-1 timeseries in Google Earth engine

For my research I want to have sentinel-1 layers for each month and in order to reduce the amount of border noise I used the imageCollection.median() on a Sentinel-1 timeseries within the Google Earth ...
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What is happening different to my TIFF between export data and arcpy

I am working in FME with TIFFs downloaded from sentinel-1 (SAR). These TIFFs display correctly in ArcMap but in FME is loses its spatial reference and a bound box calculation gives the number of ...
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Has the Sentinel-1 InSAR workflow from SNAP been integrated into GEE?

I'm trying to do some batch InSAR processing on Sentinel-1 image stacks. My desktop doesn't have processing power to run the tool in a timely matter. If I upload the complex SLC data to my Google ...
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Get resolution and whether right/left looking from sentinel metadata

Is it possible in Sentinel hub products to know the resolution of the product and whether the SAR was right or left looking at the scene? I know that it's possible to know if the SAR was operating in ...
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How to increase or decrease the spatial resolution of a band in Google Earth Engine?

In LANDSAT var mndwi = ee.Image("LANDSAT/LC08/C01/T1_RT_TOA/LC08_148044_20130425").normalizedDifference(['B3', 'B6']).rename('MNDWI') gives us MNDWI Band In Sentinel 2 the resolutions of Green ...
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Classifier with SVM algorithm for sentinel 1A image

I am classifying rice for the Red River Delta with 2 class: class 0: Rice class 1: Not rice I used svm classifier algorithm. However, after running the code, the classifier operated for a long time ...
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Adding graticule overlay to satellite image

I'm developing a python script to turn Sentinel-1 satellite images in .SAFE-format into easy-to-read jpeg images. The calibration and projection works fine using gdal, but I am having trouble with the ...
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Calibration error for Sentinel 1 image in SNAP toolbox

I am working with a Sentinel 1 SLC IW image (VV+VH) and trying to calibrate the data in the SNAP toolbox. However, it keeps returning the error "cannot construct data buffer" Does anyone have any ...
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How to remove 'no data' values in sentinel 1 data? - Sentinel Toolbox

I hope anyone can help with this issue: I am using the Sentinel Toolbox to preprocess Sentinel 1 GRDH scenes. Managed to radiometric calibrate, conduct radiometric terrain flattening and geometric ...
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Histogram matching in Google Earth Engine?

Does anyone know if there is a more GEE-friendly way of achieving this? I'm experimenting with S1 SAR image histogram matching in GEE and was wondering if foremost the code can be improved. Read here ...
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Sentinel 1 (A and B) Vertical Datum

I have been working through the ASF's "Recipes" for the creation of a DSM from Sentinel 1 (A and B) imagery. I am able to produce a DSM, and am relatively happy with the results in terms of the ...
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Improving Sentinel 1 Interferometric DSM Accuracy - Removing Surface Anomalies

I have been working through the ASF's "Recipes" for the creation of a DSM from Sentinel 1 (A and B) imagery. I am able to produce a DSM, and am relatively happy with the results in terms of the ...
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authentication error for accessing data product on scihub through wget

I am new to Sentinel(overall remote sensing domain) and currently trying to download the data products from Scihub using the wget utility on Windows10 machine. However I am getting the below error. I ...
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Radar incidence angle of different images [closed]

I am beginning in radar traitement, I want to know if working with radar image with differents incidence angle is not correct for result, Could the radar image have the same incidence angle for ...
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Using terrain correction in SNAP sentinel 1 toolbox removes all the values

I am new to SAR image processing, I have a SAR sentinel 1 dataset downloaded from ESA site: S1A_IW_GRDH_1SDV_20190314T030905_20190314T030930_026328_02F196_2EC3 I am trying to do terrain correction ...
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Low Recall for Radar Image Flood Classification

I am following the example here to learn how to classify flood images. I am using a single band of the Sentinel-1 radar imagery. I am able to build and train my model without trouble. The problem is ...
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Why is azimuth resolution worse than range resolution in Sentinel1 (SAR) [duplicate]

Why is the azimuth resolution in Sentinel (SAR sensor) worse than the range resolution? The table in this link gives the resolution for SLC products aquired in the different aquisition modes. In ...
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How to obtain DN values of Sentinel 1 Data (preferably GRD) given actual location coordinates using Python3 GDAL/rasterio/any_other_library?

location of Svalbard 77.8750° N, 20.9752° E I have sentinel-1 microwave data (in GRD FORMAT) downloaded from Copernicus. Each image is HH or HV polarized. How do I calculate the DN value from ...
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Tile Grid for Sentinel -1

I'm new with GIS. I would like to know if there is a defined tile grid for Sentinel-1. For Sentinel-2 images, there is a defined grid with UTM code, Latitude band and Square. There is something ...
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SAR processing using Python

I would like to batch process Sentinel-1 images in Python. Previously I have used SNAP (Sentinel-1 Toolbox) to apply Calibration, Multilooks, Speckle Filters, Terrain Correction and then export as a ...
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How to mosaic multiple Sentinel-1 images in SNAP software?

I am trying to mosaic multiple sentinel sar images in esa snap software. The scenes are acquired from two adjacent tracks. I used the tool S1 slice wizard in snap under radar tool menu. But my images ...
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Why pixel spacing measures as spatial resolution in Sentinel-1 SAR images

I have been processing Sentinel-1 SAR images-both medium and high resolution. Looking into the documentation, the pixel spacing and resolution have been specified as: High resolution level-1 GRD: ...