Satellite Remote Sensing Data for Arctic-ICE 2012

RADARSAT-2 and TerraSAR-X SAR acquisitions were incrementally acquired over the study site and over aerial photography flight lines. Acquisitions began prior to Arctic-ICE 2012 to establish baseline winter backscatter data. Images are reported with designations according to field study or aerial photography sites, and ascending or descending orbits. RADARSAT-2 images were acquired in Fine Beam Quad-polarization (FQ) mode, thus allowing full polarimetry at high resolution (~10m). TerraSAR-X images were acquired in StripMap (SM) mode, a which is limited to dual-polarization mode at high resolution (5m). Visible-near infrared imagery over the study region from 11 June to 01 July (melt ponds), at 15m resolution was acquired using the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor aboard the Terra satellite. 47 granules were obtained during 16 passes over the area of interest, with a granule representing an image of approximately 60 by 60km size. These granules can be openly searched for and ordered from NASA, using the NASA Reverb / Echo search tool ( Data are Level 1A (unprocessed instrument data) and have not been screened for cloud cover.

Metadata Access
Creator David Barber; Randall Scharien; Jack Landy; John Yackel; Megan Shields
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2013
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact dbarber(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-97.556W, 74.611S, -94.891E, 76.268N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2012-05-08T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2012-07-02T00:00:00Z