The problem of how the atmospheric characteristics affect the propagation of microwaves is of main concern in several Remote Sensing techniques, especially for SAR interferometry and GPS signal reconstruction. Microwave propagation through atmosphere is mainly affected by the spatial and temporal variations of water vapour distribution in troposphere. In this talk some experimental results obtained analysing times series of SAR images and GPS data will be presented and discussed.
Giovanni Nico (IEEE senior member), received the Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Bari, Bari, Italy, in 1993 and 1999, respectively. He is currently a Researcher with the Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche, Bari, Italy. He is also an Adjunct Professor of physics with Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy. He held visiting positions with Vicomtech, San Sebastian, Spain; with Instituto Dom Luiz, Department of Geographic Engineering, Geophysics and Energy, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; and with the German Remote Sensing Data Center, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. His research interests include the fields of synthetic aperture radar, atmospheric physics, bigdata analysis, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and X-ray diffraction applied to protein studies.CTTC Auditorium / 12.00