SAR interferometry for atmospheric modeling and risk assessment in Urban environment

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  • Andreas Tack
  • Jaan Praks

  • Pauli Sievinen
  • Antti Hellsten

Research units

  • Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • Aalto University


In this work we present an urban morphological database of Paris which is designed primarily for atmospheric modeling in small scale to model air movement and energy balance to asses risks related to air quality and extreme weather events. The database has been created from a stack of Interferometric SAR (InSAR) image pairs and openly available maps and aerial images. The created database demonstrates an affordable approach for retrieving morphological information for large urban areas where air quality and extreme temperatures are potential problems. The database can be used also in many other risk assessment applications, discussed further in the paper.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEUSAR 2012; 9th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar - Nuremberg, Germany
Duration: 23 Apr 201226 Apr 2012
Conference number: 9


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
Abbreviated titleEUSAR

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