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Radarsat-2 Scenes, Natural Resources CanadaEntry ID: CWIC_REG
Abstract: The collection represents browse images and metadata for systematically georeferenced Radarsat-2 Synthetic Aperture Radar(SAR) satellite scenes. The browse scenes are not geometrically enhanced using ground control points, but are systematically corrected using sensor parameters. Full resolution precision geocoded scenes(corrected using ground control points) which correspond to the browse images ... can be ordered from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., Vancouver, Canada. Metadata discovery is achieved using the online catalog http://ceocat.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca OR by using the CWIC OGC CSW service URL : http://cwic.csiss.gmu.edu/cwicv1/discovery. The imaging frequency is C Band SAR : 5405.0000 MHz. RADARSAT-2 is in a polar, sun-synchronous orbit with a period of approximately 101 minutes. The RADARSAT-2 orbit
will be maintained at +\/- 1 km in across track direction. This orbit maintenance is suitable for InSAR data collection. The geo-location accuracy of RADARSAT-2 products varies with product type. It is currently estimated at +\/- 30 m for Standard beam products. The revisit period for RADARSAT-2 depends on the beam mode, incidence angle and geographic location of
the area of interest. In general, revisit is more frequent at the poles than the equator and the wider swath modes have higher revisit than t
he narrow swath modes.
Purpose: The RADARSAT program was born out the need for effective monitoring of Canada's waters for such purposes as ship detection,
oil spill monitoring, and wind and surface-wave field estimation. Earth-observation satellites have an advantage over aerial surveillance missions. Satellites operate day and night in all weather conditions, and provide timely coverage of vast areas. Canada is a world leader ... in the
operational use of space radar for sea ice monitoring. Some RADARSAT-2 capabilities that benefit sea and river ice applications are the multi-polarization options that improve ice-edge detection, ice-type discrimination, ice topography and structure information. The Radarsat-2
satellite was launched on Dec. 14, 2007. The satellite was funded by the Canadian Space Agency. Reception and archiving of the data occurs at ground stations operated by the Canada Centre For Remote Sensing, Natural resources Canada.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Frank Lamy, Helge W. Arz, Gerard C. Bond, Andre´ Bahr, and Juergen Paetzold
Dataset Title: Black Sea/Red Sea Oxygen Isotope and Terrigeneous Flux Data
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2006-017
Dataset Release Date: 2/2006
Dataset Release Place: Boulder,CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2006-017
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology ProgramOnline Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/paleocean/by_contributor/lam...
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 7500 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > TERRIGENOUS SEDIMENTS
PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > ISOTOPES
PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > MICROFOSSILS
PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > OXYGEN ISOTOPES
PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > SEDIMENTS
CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > TELECONNECTIONS > ARCTIC OSCILLATION
CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > TELECONNECTIONS > NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Format: text, excel
Postal Code: 14473
Postal Code: 14473
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Province or State: NY
Lamy, F., H.W. Arz, G.C. Bond, A. Bahr, and J. Paetzold. 2006.
Multicentennial-scale hydrological changes in the Black Sea and northern Red
Sea during the Holocene and the Arctic/North Atlantic Oscillation.
Paleoceanography, Vol. 21, PA1008, doi:10.1029/2005PA001184, 2006.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-12-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-15