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Radarsat-2 Scenes, Natural Resources Canada
Entry ID: CWIC_REG


Summary
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://neodf.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 Mapping And Earth Observation, Natural Resources Canada.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Natural Resources Canada
Dataset Title: Radarsat-2 scenes
Dataset Series Name: Radarsat-2 raw data scenes
Dataset Release Date: April 27, 2008
Dataset Release Place: Canada
Dataset Publisher: Natural Resources Canada
Version: 1.0
Dataset Editor: Canada Centre For Mapping And Earth Observation, Natural Resources Canada
Online Resource: https://neodf.nrcan.gc.ca/neodf_cat3


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-04-27


Location Keywords
SOLID EARTH > CRUST


Data Resolution


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >CROP/PLANT YIELDS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >CROPPING SYSTEMS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >IRRIGATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST CONSERVATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >FIELD CROP PRODUCTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >DEGRADATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >EROSION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >LANDSLIDES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BOUNDARIES
ELEVATION


Platform
RADARSAT-2    [Information]


Instrument
C-SAR >C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]


Project
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Quality
systematically georeferenced data browse and metadata can be accessed in this data set. The maximum resolution of the processed products (which are ordered from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.(Vancouver) is 3 meters.


Access Constraints
none for metadata and browse through CSW. Processed products are ordered through MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., Vancouver


Use Constraints
Processed products have their own licensing agreements.


Keywords
Radarsat
Radarsat-2


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Canada Centre For Mapping And Earth Observation, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://ceonet.cgdi.gc.ca/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CCMEO BOOTH STREET ARCHIVE
Phone: +01-613-947-0463
Fax: +01-613-947-1408
Email: ccrs-bso at rncan-nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
588 Booth Street, room 215A
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0Y7
Country: Canada



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-11-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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