Definition: Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar

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Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar

Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) utilizes SAR images from two different time periods to generate maps of surface deformation. The technique can potentially measure millimeter-scale changes in the Earth’s surface.[1][2]

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Also Known As
InSAR, IfSAR
Related Terms
Synthetic Aperture Radarradarsustainability
References
  1. Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry to Measure Earth’s Surface Topography and Its Deformation (Burgmann et al. 2000)
  2. Improved Visulaization of Satellite Radar InSAR Observed Structural Controls at Producing Geothermal Field Using Modeled Horizontal Surface Displacements(Opplinger et al. 2006)