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Title: A Novel Region-Merging Approach for Coastline Extraction From Sentinel-1A IW Mode SAR Imagery
Authors: Zhongling Liu;Fei Li;Ning Li;Robert Wang;Heng Zhang
subject: synthetic aperture radar (SAR)|wide swath|region merging|Coastline|K-means
Year: 2016
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: Coastline extraction with high accuracy from wide-swath synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery is still a challenging problem due to speckle, sea state condition, and land type. This letter presents a novel approach for coastline extraction from SAR images with complex scenarios and large geograp hical coverage, using the combination of modified K-means method and adaptive object-based region-merging mechanism (MKAORM). First, a modified K-means method is used to produce initial oversegmentation for the following region-merging stage. Second, an adaptive and coarse-fine object-based region-merging scheme using subregion classification is exploited to extend the automatically selected “sea” seed and “land” seed, respectively, to extract the final coastline. MKAORM can reduce the high computation cost of coastline extraction from wide-swath SAR imagery while keeping high accuracy. More than 93% of the detected coastlines lie within 2-pixel distance in comparison with the manually traced coastlines in experiments taken on Sentinel-1A (S1A) IW (Interferometric Wide-swath) mode SAR imagery.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/166422
http://localhost/handle/Hannan/585638
ISSN: 1545-598X
1558-0571
volume: 13
issue: 3
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Title: A Novel Region-Merging Approach for Coastline Extraction From Sentinel-1A IW Mode SAR Imagery
Authors: Zhongling Liu;Fei Li;Ning Li;Robert Wang;Heng Zhang
subject: synthetic aperture radar (SAR)|wide swath|region merging|Coastline|K-means
Year: 2016
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: Coastline extraction with high accuracy from wide-swath synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery is still a challenging problem due to speckle, sea state condition, and land type. This letter presents a novel approach for coastline extraction from SAR images with complex scenarios and large geograp hical coverage, using the combination of modified K-means method and adaptive object-based region-merging mechanism (MKAORM). First, a modified K-means method is used to produce initial oversegmentation for the following region-merging stage. Second, an adaptive and coarse-fine object-based region-merging scheme using subregion classification is exploited to extend the automatically selected “sea” seed and “land” seed, respectively, to extract the final coastline. MKAORM can reduce the high computation cost of coastline extraction from wide-swath SAR imagery while keeping high accuracy. More than 93% of the detected coastlines lie within 2-pixel distance in comparison with the manually traced coastlines in experiments taken on Sentinel-1A (S1A) IW (Interferometric Wide-swath) mode SAR imagery.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/166422
http://localhost/handle/Hannan/585638
ISSN: 1545-598X
1558-0571
volume: 13
issue: 3
Appears in Collections:2016

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7390174.pdf1.98 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
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Title: A Novel Region-Merging Approach for Coastline Extraction From Sentinel-1A IW Mode SAR Imagery
Authors: Zhongling Liu;Fei Li;Ning Li;Robert Wang;Heng Zhang
subject: synthetic aperture radar (SAR)|wide swath|region merging|Coastline|K-means
Year: 2016
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: Coastline extraction with high accuracy from wide-swath synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery is still a challenging problem due to speckle, sea state condition, and land type. This letter presents a novel approach for coastline extraction from SAR images with complex scenarios and large geograp hical coverage, using the combination of modified K-means method and adaptive object-based region-merging mechanism (MKAORM). First, a modified K-means method is used to produce initial oversegmentation for the following region-merging stage. Second, an adaptive and coarse-fine object-based region-merging scheme using subregion classification is exploited to extend the automatically selected “sea” seed and “land” seed, respectively, to extract the final coastline. MKAORM can reduce the high computation cost of coastline extraction from wide-swath SAR imagery while keeping high accuracy. More than 93% of the detected coastlines lie within 2-pixel distance in comparison with the manually traced coastlines in experiments taken on Sentinel-1A (S1A) IW (Interferometric Wide-swath) mode SAR imagery.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/166422
http://localhost/handle/Hannan/585638
ISSN: 1545-598X
1558-0571
volume: 13
issue: 3
Appears in Collections:2016

Files in This Item:
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7390174.pdf1.98 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
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