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Radarsat-2 scenes

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Natural Resources Canada
Publication_Date: April 27, 2008
Title: Radarsat-2 scenes
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Radarsat-2 raw data scenes
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Canada
Publisher: Natural Resources Canada
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: https://neodf.nrcan.gc.ca/neodf_cat3
Description:
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. 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.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20080427
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROP/PLANT YIELDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROPPING SYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > IRRIGATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST CONSERVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST MANAGEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > PLANT COMMODITIES > FIELD CROP PRODUCTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > DEGRADATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > EROSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > LANDSLIDES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS
Theme_Keyword: RADARSAT-2
Theme_Keyword: C-SAR > C-BAND SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Radarsat
Theme_Keyword: Radarsat-2
Theme_Keyword: BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: PLANNING CADASTRE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: SOLID EARTH > CRUST
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.
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: CA/NRCAN/ESS/GC/CCMEO > Canada Centre For Mapping And Earth Observation, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada
Contact_Person: CCMEO BOOTH STREET ARCHIVE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 588 Booth Street, room 215A
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: K1A 0Y7
Country: Canada
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-613-947-0463
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-613-947-1408
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ccrs-bso@rncan-nrcan.gc.ca
Resource_Description: CWIC_REG
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ceonet.cgdi.gc.ca/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121108
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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