3-D reconstruction of coastal bathymetry from AIRSAR/POLSAR data
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- Marghany, M., Hashim, M. & Cracknell, A.P. Chin. J. Ocean. Limnol. (2009) 27: 117. doi:10.1007/s00343-009-0117-9
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This paper introduces a new method for reconstructing three-dimensional (3D) coastal bathymetry changes from Airborne AIRSAR/POLSAR synthetic aperture data. The new method is based on integration between fuzzy B-spline and Volterra algorithm. Volterra algorithm is used to simulate the ocean surface current from AIRSAR/POLSAR data. Then, the ocean surface current information used as input for continuity equation to estimate the water depths from AIRSAR/POLSAR data. This study shows that 3D ocean bathymetry can be reconstructed from AIRSAR/POLSAR data with root mean square error of ±0.03 m.