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TitleMonitoring the Coastal Zone with the RADARSAT Satellite
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorVachon, P W; Thomas, S J; Cranton, J; Bjerkelund, C; Dobson, F W; Olsen, R B
SourceOceanology International 98, UK, March 10-13; 1998 p. 10, Open Access logo Open Access
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20042528
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Released1998 01 01
AbstractSatellite remote sensing offers the potential to routinely provide information at useful temporal and spatial scales for monitoring the dynamic coastal zone. In the fall of 1995, Canada launched the RADARSAT satellite carrying a multiple mode synthetic aperture radar (SAR). Coastal zone applications of RADARSAT SAR data and guidelines for beam mode selection are presented. Three applications are considered in greater detail: ship detection; oil spill detection; and wind vector retrieval. Examples and validation of these applications are given in the context of the Ocean Monitoring Workstation (OMW), a system for extracting ocean information from RADARSAT SAR images.

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