[unav_all] Short Course Announcement: InSAR: An Introduction to Processing and Applications for Geoscientists

Jaime Magliocca magliocca at unavco.org
Fri Jun 25 15:24:04 MDT 2010

Dear Community Members:

Registration is now open for the newest offering in the UNAVCO Short Course


InSAR: An introduction to Processing and Applications for Geoscientists

August 16-18, 2010, UNAVCO Headquarters in Boulder, Colorado 

Faculty: Paul Rosen, JPL; Eric Fielding, JPL; and Matthew Pritchard, Cornell

Course Information: InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) is a
powerful tool for measuring Earth surface deformation due to earthquakes,
volcanic unrest, ground water migration, and anthropogenic activity.
Terabytes of InSAR data were collected for the EarthScope program that spans
the entire US. Training new scientists for the interpretation of these
important data sets is critical to the EarthScope mission. InSAR is also
being increasingly used in studies of cryosphere (motion of glaciers and ice
sheets) and atmosphere (water content in the troposphere). This short course
will also help prepare scientists for the upcoming NASA InSAR mission, now
called DESDynI (Deformation, Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics of Ice). New
techniques and applications of InSAR are rapidly developing, including
stacking, time-series analysis of surface deformation, ScanSAR, polarimetric
InSAR, and along-track interferometry. A 2.5 day workshop will introduce
InSAR processing and applications to new users. If you have considered using
InSAR data and imagery in your research or want to learn more about how to
apply InSAR to new areas of research, this workshop is for you. The workshop
includes an overview of the technology and its application to Earth Science,
an introduction to a common processing package, and an overview of different
processing packages.

Wednesday afternoon includes a hands-on session ("tinker time") where the
students will use the InSAR software to process example data. An additional
optional module will cover subpixel ground motions from glaciers,
landslides, earthquakes, etc. measured from pairs of optical and SAR images
using a technique called pixel or feature tracking.

***Short Course Information***

Registration: For more information and to register for the workshop, please
go to: http://www.unavco.org/edu_outreach/uscs/2010/2010-InSAR.html

This course does not have a registration fee, but participants will pay
their own travel and living expenses. UNAVCO will provide lunch and snacks
during the short course. 

Scholarships are available for students who will utilize this information in
their current research.  **Please complete the application for financial
support and the course registration form.**

Dates and Times: The main course begins at 1 pm on Monday, August 16 and
will end after the optional module at 5pm on Wednesday, August 18.  If you
prefer not to participate in the optional module, the course will end around
3pm on Wednesday, August 18.

This short course is funded, in part, by UNAVCO and the Plate Boundary

If you have any questions, please contact me.

- Shelley 

Shelley Olds 

Interim Director, Education and Outreach 



6350 Nautilus Drive 

Boulder, CO 80301-5553 


Voice: 303-381-7496 

Fax: 303-381-7501 

Email: olds at unavco.org 




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