International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

Three-dimensional coastal water front reconstruction from RADARSAT-1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite data

Maged Marghany
Institute of Geospatial Science and Technology (INSTEG), UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM, Skudai, JohoreBahru, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 October 2011
  •  Published: 16 November 2011



This paper presents work done to utilize RADARSAT-1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data to reconstruct 3-D of coastal water front. The velocity bunching model was used to extract the significant wave height from RADARSAT-1 SAR, while the Volterra model was used to model the front movements. B-spline also was implemented to reconstruct the front into 3-D. This study shows that the integration between velocity bunching, Volterra models and B-spline can be used as geomatica tool for 3-D front reconstruction.











Key words: RADARSAT-1SAR, Volterra model, front, velocity bunching, 3-D.