This 2.5 day course will cover the theory and application of InSAR processing with GMTSAR. 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 time series with Sentinel-1A TOPS-mode data. Those unfamiliar with the software package GMT are encouraged to also attend the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) for Geodesy short course at the same location on July 22 and 23.
Install UNIX on laptop and complete UNIX tutorial prior to workshop.
Install and test Generic Mapping Tools GMT5 prior to workshop.
Day 1: Install and test GMT5SAR. Presentations of theory on SAR and InSAR.
Day 2: Process interferograms for presentation. Presentations on accessing the SAR data archives at UNAVCO and ASF.
Day 3: Students present their InSAR results.
Computers and Data
Students should bring their own UNIX capable laptop computer with at least 12 Gbytes of memory and 40 Gbytes of free disk space.
Computer code, documentation, and sample data sets can be downloaded from the following sites:
Students should apply for WInSAR data access through their University representative (http://winsar.unavco.org/membership/institutions) or apply for access through WInSAR and the Alaska Satellite Facility. Students are strongly encouraged to install the GMTSAR software prior to the workshop and should seek assistance from the instructors.
Optional beach time 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
David Sandwell, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Scott Baker, UNAVCO
Anders Hogrelius, Earth Consultants International
Rob Mellors, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory