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Radarsat-2 Scenes, Natural Resources Canada

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 ... View entire text

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 ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  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:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-04-27
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Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Vertical Resolution Range: Point Resolution
RADARSAT-2 Ancillary Description
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.
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Data Set Progress
Data Center
Canada Centre For Mapping And Earth Observation, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +01-613-947-0463
Fax: +01-613-947-1408
Email: ccrs-bso at
Contact Address:
588 Booth Street, room 215A
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0Y7
Country: Canada
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-11-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05