Dr. Surendar Manickam | Dr. Surendar Manickam – Institut für Geographie

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Dr. Surendar Manickam

Dr. Surendar Manickam

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Wetterkreuz 15, 91058 Erlangen

Room: 2.077


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Phone: +49 (0)9131 8567975
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Research areas:

Research interests: Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (PolSAR), PolSAR Decomposition, Cryosphere, Snow Parameters Retrieval



Curriculum Vitae | Publications | Research | More

Curriculum Vitae

Since Sep. 2016 – Alexander von Humboldt Post-doctoral fellow, Institut für Geographie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

2012–2016- PhD, “Snowpack Characterization using SAR Polarimetric Decomposition Technique”, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India.
2009–2011- Master of Technology in Remote Sensing, Anna University, Chennai, India.
2006–2008- Master of Science in Physics, Periyar University, Salem, India.
2003–2006- Bachelor of Science in Physics, Periyar University, Salem, India.

Publications

Peer Reviewed International Journal Papers:

  1. Muhuri. A, Surendar. M, Bhattacharya. A, “Scattering Mechanism Based Snow Cover Mapping Using RADARSAT-2 C-Band Polarimetric SAR Data”, Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 3213-3224, July 2017.
  1. Radha. D, Surendar. M, Bhattacharya. A, “Improvement of PolSAR Decomposition Scattering Powers Using a Relative Decorrelation Measure”, Remote Sensing Letters 8.4 (2017): 340-349.
  1. Surendar. M, Bhattacharya. A, Singh. G, Yamaguchi. Y, “Estimation of snow surface dielectric constant from polarimetric SAR data”, Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE 10.1 (2017): 211-218.
  1. Bhattacharya. A, Surendar. M, “Enhanced Target Characterization and Improved Scattering Power Decompositions Using the Optimized Coherency Matrix from Full-Polarimetric SAR Data”, Remote Sensing Letters 7.11 (2016): 1073-1082.
  1. Pandey. P, Surendar. M, Bhattacharya. A, Ramanathan. A.L, Singh. G, Venkataraman. G, “Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of TanDEM-X DEM over Western Himalayan Glaciated Terrain”, Geocarto International (2016), Pages:1-13.
  1. Bhattacharya. A, De. S, Muhuri. A, Surendar. M, Venkataraman. G, Das. A. K., “ A New Compact Polarimetric SAR Decomposition Technique”, Remote Sensing Letters 6.12 (2015): 914-923.
  1. Bhattacharya. A, Singh. G, Surendar. M, Yamaguchi. Y, “An Adaptive General Four-Component Scattering Power Decomposition with Unitary Transformation of Coherency Matrix (AG4U)”, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE, vol.12, no.10, pp.2110-2114, Oct. 2015.
  1. Bhattacharya. A, Muhuri. A, De. S, Surendar. M, Frery, A. C., “Modifying the Yamaguchi Four-Component Decomposition Scattering Powers Using a Stochastic Distance”, Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE, vol.8, no.7, pp.3497- 3506, July 2015.
  1. Surendar. M, Bhattacharya. A, Singh. G, Venkataraman. G,”Estimation of Snow Density Using Full-Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar(SAR) Data” Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, Volumes 83–84, 2015, Pages 156-165, ISSN 1474-7065.
  1. Surendar. M, Bhattacharya. A, Singh. G, Yamaguchi. Y, Venkataraman. G, “Development of a snow wetness inversion algorithm using polarimetric scattering power decomposition model”, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 42, October 2015, Pages 65-75, ISSN 0303-2434.

 

 

Research

My Research interests include the study of geo-physical parameters retrieval using polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. Currently working on the development of algorithms for the estimation of snow depth and snow water equivalent (SWE) using polarimetric SAR data. My current study mainly focuses on the Indian Himalayas and Alps.

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Awards:

  • 2016 — Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral research award
  • 2016 — Award for the excellence in thesis work for the year of 2014-16 for my PhD thesis from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • 2014 — Best paper award at Geomatrix 2014, National conference for the paper entitled “Snow Wetness Estimation Using Full and Dual PolSAR Data”
  • 2013 — Selected for the international training programme on Glaciology at IISC, Bangalore, India conducted under the guidance of Prof. Helgi Bjornsson, University of Iceland
  • 2012 — Awarded the Teaching Assistantship by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay for PhD programme