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Interferometric synthetic-aperature radar (InSAR): Chapter 5

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Abstract

Geodesists are, for the most part, a patient and hardworking lot. A day spent hiking to a distant peak, hours spent waiting for clouds to clear a line-of-sight between observation points, weeks spent moving methodically along a level line – such is the normal pulse of the geodetic profession. The fruits of such labors are all the more precious because they are so scarce. A good day spent with an electronic distance meter (EDM) or level typically produces fewer than a dozen data points. A year of tiltmeter output sampled at ten-minute intervals constitutes less than half a megabyte of data. All of the leveling data ever collected at Yellowstone Caldera fit comfortably on a single PC diskette. These quantities are trivial by modern data-storage standards, in spite of the considerable efforts expended to produce them.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Interferometric synthetic-aperature radar (InSAR): Chapter 5
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Publisher location Berlin
Contributing office(s) Volcano Hazards Program
Description 42 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Volcano deformation - Geodetic monitoring techniques
First page 153
Last page 194
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N