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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Keith Morrison

Professor of Earth Observation with Radar

Joint Chair between The University of Reading and The National Physics Laboratory

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Academic staff

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Earth Observation with synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
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  • New imaging techniques and signal processing schemes
  • Laboratory and field studies of bio and geophysical targets
  • Radar characterization of soil moisture, forestry, crops, snow and ice

TEACHING:

Module leader for MT12C - Skills for Environmental Science

CURRENT & RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • Visiting Scientist on Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative [ESA]
  • (SWINTOL) SAR Wave Interaction for Natural Targets Over Land [ESA]
  • Multi-Phase-Center Processing of Ice Sounding Radar Signals for Across-Track Surface Clutter Cancellation [ESA]
  • Design, Build & Supply of a Ground-Based Imaging Radar [Beijing University]
  • (PHAROS) 10-50GHz Laboratory Study of an Experimental, Low-Cost, Low-Mass, Bistatic Radar Imaging Satellite [Dstl]
  • (CORREO) Conformal Retro Reflectors for Earth Observation [UK Space Agency]
  • (DETERMINE) - New Configurations for Low Cost, Fast and Efficient Ground Penetrating Radar for Humanitarian Demining [Find A Better Way Charity/ EPSRC]
  • Ground Validation of Proposed Snow Water Equivalent Retrieval Algorithms [NERC]
  • Bi-Static and Multi-Static SAR Imaging [Dstl]
  • Monitoring Vegetated Railway Slopes using Radar Interferometry [Nottingham University & East Midlands Development Agency]
  • Laboratory Characterisation of the Radar Signature of Methane Bubbles in Lake Ice [UK Space Agency]
  • Understanding the Decorrelating Effects of Wind Motion on InSAR Imagery of Forestry. [NERC]

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Academic Lead for Laboratories, including the Atmospheric Observatory
  • Committee on Earth Observation Satellites – Working Group on Calibration and Validation - SAR Subgroup
  • Member of NATO SET-250 Panel on Multi-Dimensional Radar
  • Committee Member of the European Conference on SAR

Centaur Publications

Jump to: 2020 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013
Number of items: 27.

2020

Morrison, K. and Wagner, W. (2020) Explaining anomalies in SAR and scatterometer soil moisture retrievals from dry soils with sub-surface scattering. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 58 (3). pp. 2190-2197. ISSN 0196-2892 doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2019.2954771

2018

Edwards-Smith, A., Morrison, K., Zwieback, S. and Hajnsek, I. (2018) Verification of the virtual bandwidth SAR (VB-SAR) scheme for centimetric resolution subsurface imaging from space. Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56 (1). pp. 25-34. ISSN 0196-2892 doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2017.2717340

2017

Zwieback, S., Hajnsek, I., Edwards-Smith, A. and Morrison, K. (2017) Depth-resolved backscatter and differential interferometric radar imaging of soil moisture profiles: observations and models of subsurface volume scatterins. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10 (7). pp. 3281-3296. ISSN 1939-1404 doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2671025

2016

Ningthoujam, R., Balzter, H., Tansey, K., Morrison, K., Johnson, S., Gerard, F., George, C., Malhi, Y., Burbidge, G., Doody, S., Veck, N., Llewellyn, G., Blythe, T., Rodriguez-Veiga, P., van Beijma, S., Spies, B., Barnes, C., Padilla-Parellada, M., Wheeler, J., Louis, V., Potter, T., Edwards-Smith, A. and Bermejo, J. (2016) Airborne S-Band SAR for forest biophysical retrieval in temperate mixed forests of the UK. Remote Sensing, 8 (7). 609. ISSN 2072-4292 doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/rs8070609

Andre, D. and Morrison, K. (2016) Improvement in Bistatic SAR coherence through spatially variant polarimetry. In: Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, 6-9 June 2016, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 1-4.

Morrison, K., Andre, D., Blacknell, D., Nottingham, M. and Stevenson, C. (2016) Material identification using extreme wide-band SAR imaging 10-50 GHz. In: Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, 6-9 June 2016, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 1-4.

Edwards-Smith, A. and Morrison, K. (2016) VB-SAR For remote stand-off subsurface imaging: first demonstration. In: Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, 6-9 June 2016, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 1-4.

Morrison, K., Andre, D., Blacknell, D., Muff, D., Nottingham, M., Stevenson, C. and Bennett, J. (2016) Hyperspectral 10–50GHz SAR imaging of building materials. In: Radar Conference (RadarConf), 2016 IEEE, 2-6 May 2016, Philadelphia, PA, USA. doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2016.7485116

Zwieback, S., Hajnsek, I., Edwards-Smith, A. and Morrison, K. (2016) Imaging subsurface soil moisture dynamics using tomopgraphic profiling: observations and modelling. In: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2016 IEEE International, 10-15 July 2016, Beijing, China, pp. 5256-5259. doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7730369

Ningthoujam, R. K., Tansey, K., Balzter, H., Morrison, K., Johnson, S., Gerard, F., George, C., Burbidge, G., Doody, S., Veck, N., Llewellyn, G. M. and Blythe, T. (2016) Mapping forest cover and forest cover change with airborne S-band radar. Remote Sensing, 8 (7). 577. ISSN 2072-4292 doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/rs8070577

Morrison, K., Edwards-Smith, A., Zwieback, S. and Hajnsek, I. (2016) Virtual bandwith SAR (VB-SAR) for centimeter-scale vertical profiling through a soil at C-band from space. In: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2016 IEEE International, 10-15 July 2016, Beijing, China, pp. 7419-7422. doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7730935

2015

Morrison, K., Solberg, S. and Bennett, J. C. (2015) C-Band tomographic profiling (TP) of a conifer forest stand. In: Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC), 2015 1st URSI Atlantic, 16-24 May 2015, Las Palmas, Spain. doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/URSI-AT-RASC.2015.7303079

Morrison, K., Andre, D., Blacknell, D., Muff, D., Nottingham, M. and Bennett, J. (2015) Target detection in SAR imagery by diffraction patterning. In: Radar Conference (RadarCon), 2015 IEEE, 10-15 May 2015, Arlington, VA, USA, pp. 1033-1037. doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2015.7131146

Andre, D., Morrison, K., Blacknell, D., Muff, D., Nottingham, M. and Stevenson, C. (2015) Very high resolution Coherent Change Detection. In: Radar Conference (RadarCon), 2015 IEEE, 10-15 May 2015, Arlington, VA, USA, 0634-0639. doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2015.7131074

Morrison, K. and Bennett, J. C. (2015) Virtual bandwidth SAR (VB-SAR) for centimetric-scale sub-surface imaging from space. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36 (7). pp. 1789-1808. ISSN 0143-1161 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2015.1025922

Morrow, I. L., Morrison, K., Finnis, M. and Whittow, W. (2015) A low profile retrodirective frequency selective surface for radar earth observation. In: Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC), 2015 Loughborough, 2-3 Nov. 2015, Loughborough, UK. doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/LAPC.2015.7366143

2014

Scheiber, R., Prats-Iraola, P., Nannini, M., Villano, M., Morrison, K. and Gebert, N. (2014) Comparison of digital beamforming techniques for enhanced ice sounding radar data processing. In: EUSAR 2014; 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, 3-5 June 2014, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1-4.

Morrison, K. and Bennett, J. (2014) Tomographic profiling: a technique for multi-incidence-angle retrieval of the vertical SAR backscattering profiles of biogeophysical targets. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52 (2). pp. 1350-1355. ISSN 0196-2892 doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2013.2250508

Morrison, K., Andre, D., Blacknell, D., Muff, D. and Nottingham, M. (2014) Detection of aerial features by ground diffraction patterning in SAR imagery. In: Radar Conference (Radar), 2014 International, Lille, France, 13-17 Oct. 2014. doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2014.7060242

Morrison, K. and Bennett, J. (2014) Virtual-bandwidth SAR (VB-SAR) for sub-surface imaging. In: EUSAR 2014; 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, 3-5 June 2014, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1139-1142. doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2014.6875767

Andre, D. and Morrison, K. (2014) A volumetric approach to SAR interferometry. In: International Conference on Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Synthetic Aperture Radar 2014, 17-19 September 2014, Lerici, Italy., pp. 3-9. (Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics Volume 36 Pt.1 ISBN: 9781634393836)

2013

Morrison, K. and Bennett, J. (2013) Zero-bandwidth SAR (ZB-SAR) for sub-surface imaging. In: Conference Proceedings of 2013 Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (APSAR), 23-27 Sept. 2013, Tsukuba, Japan, pp. 265-268.

Morrison, K., Bennett, J. C. and Nolan, M. (2013) Using DInSAR to separate surface and subsurface features. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51 (6). pp. 3424-3430. ISSN 0196-2892 doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2012.2226183

Morrison, K. (2013) Mapping subsurface archaeology with SAR. Archaeological Prospection, 20 (2). pp. 149-160. ISSN 1075-2196 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/arp.1445

Morrison, K., Bennett, J. and Solberg, S. (2013) Ground-based C-band tomographic profiling of a conifer forest stand. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34 (21). pp. 7838-7853. ISSN 0143-1161 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2013.826836

André, D. B., Blacknell, D. and Morrison, K. (2013) Spatially variant incoherence trimming for improved SAR CCD. In: SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. doi: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2015377

Andre, D., Blacknell, D. and Morrison, K. (2013) Spatially variant incoherence trimming for improved bistatic SAR CCD. In: 2013 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon13), April 29 2013-May 3 2013, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2013.6586156

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Last update: 31st January 2019

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