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TitleSTSE SAR Ice Constellation - A backscatter simulation tool for evaluating constellations of satellites involving Sentinel-1 for ice charting
AuthorPower, D; Davidson, M; Walker, N; Williams, C; Ramsay, B; Partington, K; Barber, D; Arkett, M; De Abreu, R; Scipal, K
SourceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium proceedings 6350606, 2012 p. 3269-3272,
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20181537
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; remote sensing
ProgramCanada Centre for Remote Sensing Divsion
Released2012 07 01
AbstractThe mapping and monitoring of sea ice regions represents a key application area for spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) missions. The European Space Agency (ESA) is under-taking the development of Sentinel-1, an imaging radar mission at C-Band for the continuation of SAR operational applications. Monitoring sea ice zones and the arctic environment is one of the major application areas supported by Sentinel-1. Other spaceborne SAR missions are being developed or considered by a number of space organizations. The study described herein focuses on evaluating the contribution of SAR constellations to operational and scientific monitoring of sea ice conditions through the analysis of multi-parameter SAR datasets (airborne, spaceborne) and through the development and exploitation of a simulation tool able to predict sea ice radar signatures as a function of the ice type and condition and of sensor parameters.

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