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What does InSAR stand for?

InSAR stands for Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (measures post-earthquake displacments)

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Students, researchers, and practitioners can read about such aspects as advanced algorithms for land use and cover classification, generating digital elevation models from satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar, assessing urbanization patterns and trends in the Gulf of Mexico region of the southeast US with Landsat and night-time lights imagery, estimating and mapping forest leaf area index using satellite imagery, advanced geospatial techniques for mapping and monitoring invasive species, and mapping marine oil spills from space.
Scientists now are able to use global positioning system technology and InSAR, or Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, to identify areas of stress and better track what happens before, during and after an earthquake, Simons said.