This image was created using the remote sensing technique ‘SAR tomography’ with radar data from the German TerraSAR-X mission acquired between 2009 and 2013. Different coloured points represent different heights.
The point density reaches 1 million points per sq km. Behind each point, the linear deformation rate and the amplitude of thermal expansion from warm weather can also be estimated with millimetre-precision.
This result was processed using DLR’s Tomographic SAR Processing System, Tomo-GENESIS.