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TitleAnticipated Applications Potential of RADARSAT-2 Data
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Authorvan der Sanden, J JORCID logo
SourceCanadian Journal of Remote Sensing vol. 30, no. 3, 2004 p. 369-379,
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20043267
PublisherInforma UK Limited
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; remote sensing; radar imagery; modelling; RADARSAT-2
Released2014 06 02
AbstractIn this paper we assess how RADARSAT-2's technical enhancements in terms of polarization, spatial resolution, look direction and orbit control will impact the potential utility of its data products for 32 applications in the fields of agriculture, cartography, disaster management, forestry, geology, hydrology, oceans, and sea and land ice. Our assessment relies on bibliographic sources and, in particular, case studies drawn from ongoing applications development work at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing and the Canadian Ice Service. The applications potential of RADARSAT-2 data, compared to that of RADARSAT-1 data, is anticipated to improve in a major, moderate, and minor fashion for 3, 18, and 10 of the identified applications, respectively. For one of the applications considered the increase in potential of RADARSAT-2 vis-à-vis RADARSAT-1 cannot be assessed because this application relies completely on RADARSAT-2's new full polarimetric capability.

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