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TitleOperational Use of RADARSAT SAR in the Coastal Zone: The Canadian Experience
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorManore, M J; Vachon, P W; Bjerkelund, C; Edel, H; Ramsay, B
Source27th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment, Tromso, Norway, June 8-12; 1998 p. 115-118, Open
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Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20042530
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 multiple mode synthetic aperture radar (SAR). Over the past two years, considerable experience has been gained in the operational use of RADARSAT SAR for coastal applications such as sea ice monitoring, vessel detection, and oil slick detection. This paper summarizes Canadian activities in these areas and reports on development efforts in automated algorithms. Observations are made on the potential conflicts among users in coastal environments.

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