Task 2 - P.I. Romeiser

Remote Sensing of the U.S. Coastline Impacted by Land-Falling Hurricanes

Team Members

University of Miami: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

    Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS)

    • Roland Romeiser
    • Hans Graber
    • Michael Caruso

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    • Stephen Frasier
    • Simon Kratz

    Capella Space

    • Chad Baker
    • Gordon Farquharson


    • Andreas Kern
    • David Germroth

    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

    • Macarena Ortiz

    Team Objectives

    Airbus will help CSTARS to acquire TerraSAR-X images with high priority and provide latest algorithms for SAR interferometry and radargrammetry

    Capella Space will work with UMass-MIRSL to acquire Capella SAR images and to develop products similar to the ones obtained from Airbus

    NGIA will help obtain high-resolution optical images to apply surface characterization algorithms

    CSTARS will use multiple SAR satellites to acquire images of hurricanes of interest

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    Newest Updates

    April 20, 2022

    Advanced Wind Retrievals From SAR Images at CSTARS

    While the European Space Agency (ESA) provides SAR-derived wind fields over the ocean together with Sentinel-1 SAR imagery, users have to apply their own algorithms to retrieve wind products from SAR images from other satellites.

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    March 2, 2022

    Ocean Sciences 2022: Presentation of the SAR Remote Sensing Team

    At the virtual AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022, PI Roland Romeiser presented an overview of the planned contributions of the SAR remote sensing team to the NHCI project.

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    January 24, 2022

    TerraSAR-X Radargrammetry Products From Airbus Defence and Space

    The University of Miami group received first radargrammetry results from industry partner Airbus Defence and Space in December. These land topography products are based on a set of SAR images of the area on the Florida panhandle where Hurricane Michael made landfall in 2018. The test images were acquired between August 26 and September 1, 2021, as reported earlier.

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