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Trends and perspectives of space-borne SAR remote sensing for archaeological landscape and cultural heritage applications

Tapete, Deodato; Cigna, Francesca. 2017 Trends and perspectives of space-borne SAR remote sensing for archaeological landscape and cultural heritage applications. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 14. 716-726. 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.07.017

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This paper provides an overview of the opportunities that image analysts, archaeologists and conservation scientists currently have to use space-borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery for prospection of cultural landscapes and investigation of environmental, land surface and anthropogenic processes that can alter the condition of heritage assets. The benefits of the recent developments in SAR satellite sensors towards higher resolution (up to less than 1 m) and shorter revisiting times (up to a few days) are discussed in relation to established techniques using the two key SAR parameters – amplitude and phase. Selected case studies from Middle East to South America illustrate how SAR can be effectively used to detect subtle archaeological features in modern landscapes, monitor historic sites and assess damage in areas of conflict. These examples form the basis to highlight the current trends in archaeological remote sensing based on space-borne SAR data in the era of the European Space Agency's Sentinel-1 constellation and on-demand high resolution space missions such as TerraSAR-X.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.07.017
ISSN: 2352409X
Date made live: 23 Aug 2016 15:30 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/514330

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