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TitleRADARSAT constellation mission for monitoring ground deformation in Alberta's oil sands
 
AuthorSamsonov, SORCID logo; Czarnogorska, M; Charbonneau, F
SourceProceedings of the 2016 IEEE 17th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON); by IEEE; 16038905, 2017 p. 1-4, https://doi.org/10.1109/WAMICON.2016.7483832
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Year2017
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20160247
PublisherIEEE
Meeting2016 IEEE 17th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON 2017); Cocoa Beach, FL; US; April 24-25, 2017
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
ProvinceCanada; British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
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Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectsmiscellaneous; radar methods; satellites; satellite imagery; crustal uplift; subsidence; petroleum; petroleum exploration; computer simulations
ProgramRemote Sensing Science, Methodology
AbstractThe Canadian RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM, to be launched in 2018) will consist of three C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar satellites. The equivalent four day repeat cycle of RCM will allow monitoring fast ground uplift and subsidence in Alberta's oil sands region, where the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and the Cyclical Steam Simulation (CSS) enhanced oil recovery technologies are employed. Previous observations showed slow and steady uplift at the SAGD sites and very fast uplift and subsidence at the CSS sites. The forthcoming RCM and currently operated RADARSAT-2 satellites display significant differences in resolution, coverage, and noise floor. Using RCM simulator we evaluated average interferometric coherence vs spatial resolution and noise floor. We determined that noise floor moderately affects coherence but main limitation is imposed by resolution. The Very High and High resolution RCM beams are best for monitoring ground deformation in Alberta's oil sands.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
In 2018, Canada will launch the RADARSAT Constellation Mission. In this publication we analyzed various operational RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) beams and determined that Very High and High resolution RCM beams are the most suitable for monitoring ground deformation related to bitumen extraction in Alberta's oil sands.
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