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TitleInterim guidelines for operational implementation of SAR applications for lake ice monitoring and mapping: break-up and freeze-up
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AuthorGeldsetzer, T; van der Sanden, J J
SourceGeomatics Canada, Open File 3, 2014, 23 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/294926 (Open Access)
Year2014
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsenvironmental geology; geophysics; Nature and Environment; ice; ice conditions; ice thickness; satellite imagery; remote sensing; climate; snow; SAR; Lake ice
Illustrationsflow charts; tables; satellite images
ProgramInformation Extraction Procedures for Landmass Monitoring, Remote Sensing Science
Released2014 07 22
Abstract(unpublished)
Preface
Lake ice represents an important component of Canadian landscape and influences hydrological, climatic, biological, cultural and economic systems. The timing of freezeup and break-up affects all of these systems. Within the Government of Canada, monitoring of lake ice freeze-up is of operational interest to Environment Canada and Parks Canada Agency. Remote sensing methods are required for monitoring large and remote geographical areas, and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capabilities are needed to operate during winter darkness and persistent cloud cover. This report describes methods for the monitoring of lake ice freeze-up and break-up with the help of images from Canada's RADARSAT-2 satellite and provides guidance for the operational implementation of these methods with the Government of Canada. For information please contact: J.J. van der Sanden, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, joost.vandersanden@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Lake ice represents an important component of Canadian landscape and influences hydrological, climatic, biological, cultural and economic systems. The timing of freeze-up and break-up affects all of these systems. Within the Government of Canada, monitoring of lake ice freeze-up is of operational interest to Environment Canada and Parks Canada Agency. Remote sensing methods are required for monitoring large and remote geographical areas, and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capabilities are needed to operate during winter darkness and persistent cloud cover. This report describes methods for the monitoring of lake ice freeze-up and break-up with the help of images from Canada's RADARSAT-2 satellite and provides guidance for the operational implementation of these methods with the Government of Canada.
GEOSCAN ID294926