In multitemporal interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) applications, propagation delay in the troposphere introduces a major source of disturbance known as atmospheric phase screen (APS). This study proposes a novel framework to compensate for the APS from multitemporal ground-based InSAR data. The proposed framework first performs time-series clustering in accordance with the temporal APS behavior realized by the $k$ -means clustering approach. In the second step, joint estimation of the APS and displacement velocity is performed. For this purpose, a novel interferometric signal model, including the APS modeled by the median profiles defined in each cluster, is proposed. The proposed framework is validated with the Ku-band ground-based synthetic aperture radar data sets measured over a mountainous area in Kumamoto, Japan. Tests on these data sets reveal that compared with the conventional approach, the presented approach improves displacement estimation accuracy under severe atmospheric conditions.
|ジャーナル||IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2022|
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