Byung-Hun Choe, Ph. D.

Image Byung-Hun Choe
Remote Sensing Scientist

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) polarimetry and interferometry applications for monitoring land surface processes, geohazards, and climate change impacts with a particular focus on northern and Arctic Canada.

Current research and/or projects

Earth Observation for Cumulative Effects (Phase 2), Lake Ice Extent

Research and/or project statements

Developing a lake ice extent monitoring system; Monitoring landslides and geohazards from deglaciated zones in British Columbia and Alberta; Monitoring landfast ice, glacier, and permafrost in northern and Arctic Canada; Remote predictive geological mapping 

Education and awards

Ph. D. in Geology and Planetary Sciences, University of Western Ontario

M. Sc. in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National Univeristy

B. Sc. in Earth Science Education, Seoul National University  

Key publications

Choe B.-H., Blais-Stevens A., Samsonov S., Dudley J. (2022) RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) InSAR preliminary observations of slope movements in British Columbia, Alberta, and Nunavut, Geological Survey of Canada Open File 8928, doi:10.4095/331099

Choe B.-H., Blais-Stevens A., Samsonov S., Dudley J. (2021) Sentinel-1 and RADARSAT Constellation Mission InSAR assessment of slope movements in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. Remote Sens., vol. 13, 3999. doi:10.3390/rs13193999

Choe B.-H., Samsonov S., Jung J. (2021) 3D SAR speckle offset tracking potential for monitoring landfast ice growth and displacement. Remote Sens., vol. 13, 2168. doi:10.3390/rs13112168

Choe B.-H., Osinski G. R., Neish C. D., Tornabene L. L. (2020) A modified semi-empirical radar scattering model for weathered rock surfaces. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 46(1), pp. 1-14. doi:10.1080/07038992.2019.1711033

Choe B.-H., Osinski G. R., Neish C. D., Tornabene L. L. (2019) Polarimetric SAR signatures for characterizing geological units in the Canadian Arctic. IEEE J. Sel. Topics Appl. Earth Observ. vol. 12(11), pp. 4406-4414. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2019.2946944

Choe B.-H. and Kim D. (2019) SAR remote sensing of intertidal flats in Korea. In Barale V. and Gade M. (Eds.) Remote sensing of the Asian Seas. Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-94067-0_13

Choe B.-H., Tornabene L. L., Osinski G. R., Newman J. D. (2018) Remote predictive mapping of the Tunnunik impact structure in the Canadian Arctic using multispectral and polarimetric SAR data fusion. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 44(5), pp. 513-531. doi: 10.1080/07038992.2018.1544846

Choe B.-H., Kim D., Hwang J.-H., Oh Y., Moon W. M. (2012) Detection of oyster habitat in tidal flats using multi-frequency polarimetric SAR data. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 97, pp. 28-37. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2011.11.007

Choe B.-H. and Kim D. (2011) Retrieval of surface parameters in tidal flats using radar backscattering model and multi-frequency SAR data. Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 27(3), pp. 225-234. doi: 10.7780/kjrs.2011.27.3.225