[unav_all] InSAR Course Available at Scripps, UCSD

Dave Carlson carlson at unavco.org
Mon Jun 13 12:24:55 MDT 2011

Current and prospective InSAR users should note the availability of a course entitled:

Informal Course on Theory and Applications of InSAR

hosted by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.

When: 13 to 15 July 20011

Where: Munk Conference Room, SIO

More Information:

Informal Course on Theory and Applications of InSAR

We are planning an informal course/workshop on InSAR theory and processing using newly developed software GMTSAR (http://topex.ucsd.edu/gmtsar).  The course will be held at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the Munk Conference room beginning July 13 at 10:30 AM and ending July 15 at noon. Current participants include graduate students from Scripps, San Diego State University, and CICESE. Others are welcome but you will need to make your own travel arrangements.  Please contact David Sandwell (dsandwell at ucsd.edu) if you are interested in attending. 

Description: The InSAR technique is commonly used to investigate deformation associated  with earthquakes, volcanoes, withdrawal of crustal fluids, and coherent ice motions.  We have recently developed and refined software and documentation for processing synthetic aperture radar interferometry (InSAR)  data into maps of surface deformation.  The software called GMTSAR is an open source (GNU General Public License) InSAR processing system designed for users familiar with the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT).  This course will cover the theory and application of InSAR processing.  Lectures and exercises will be given to teach the basic theoretical aspects of InSAR.  Labs will include software installation, running test data sets for standard interferogram formation as well as more advanced processing for stacking of interferograms and ScanSAR interferometry.  Students will need to bring their own laptop computer with more than 1.5 Gbytes of memory, running a UNIX operating system and a C-compiler.  Computer code, documentation, and sample data sets can be downloaded from the following site:  http://topex.ucsd.edu/gmtsar


David Sandwell, UCSD - dsandwell at ucsd.edu
Alejandro Hinojosa, CICESE
Rob Mellors, SDSU
Xiaopeng Tong, UCSD

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