Using snappy for Sentinel1 GRD Preprocessing

@ABraun @arnab
I would like to go from the Sentinel 1 GRD Product to a Terrain Corrected Image following these steps (using snappy in python):

  1. Read
  2. Apply Orbit File
  3. Thermal Noise Removal
  4. Calibration
  5. Terrain Flattening
  6. Speckle-Filter
  7. Terrain Correction
  8. Write as .dim

I’m new to this community and would need some help to get started. Thank you!

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there are quite some scripts around which do this task, for example

They should be a good start and help you getting into it, and modify it according to your needs.


Thank you very much!

When I run the code from the first link, the part that executes the “do_thermal_noise_removal” function returns following error:

107         applyorbit = do_apply_orbit_file(sentinel_1)

–> 108 thermaremoved = do_thermal_noise_removal(applyorbit)
109 calibrated = do_calibration(thermaremoved, polarization, pols)
110 down_filtered = do_speckle_filtering(calibrated)

in do_thermal_noise_removal(source)
10 parameters = HashMap()
11 parameters.put(‘removeThermalNoise’, True)
—> 12 output = GPF.createProduct(‘ThermalNoiseRemoval’, parameters, source)
13 return output

RuntimeError: org.esa.snap.core.gpf.OperatorException: java.lang.NullPointerException

Do you know why this error is occurring and how I can fix it?

Thank you in advance,