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TitleApplication Potential of Planned C-Band SAR Satellites: Leading to RADARSAT-2
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Authorvan der Sanden, J JORCID logo; Budkewitsch, P; Flett, D; Landry, R; Lukowski, T I; McNairn, H; Pultz, T J; Sokol, J; Touzi, R; Vachon, P W
SourceIGARSS'01 Proceedings, Sydney, Australia, July 9-13; 2001., Open Access logo Open Access
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20042964
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Released2001 01 01
AbstractTo date, satellite SAR data for civilian purposes, have been routinely available from single channel, i.e., single frequency and single polarization, radar systems. In the near future, we expect satellite SAR systems with enhanced capabilities in terms of polarization, frequency, spatial resolution, spatial coverage and temporal resolution. In this paper, we discuss the increase in applications potential resulting from the progress in SAR technology, in particular in C-Band systems. The application fields discussed include agriculture, forestry, geology, hydrology, oceans, and sea ice. Most applications are anticipated to benefit from the upcoming availability of cross-polarized C-band data. Likewise the introduction of fully polarimetric C-band satellite SAR systems is expected to improve the overall application potential.

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