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UAVSAR – Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar

Thursday, August 18, 2022

The L-band radar aboard the AFRC C-20 jet (NASA802) embarked on the 2022 Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) campaign in Canada and Alaska on Friday, 12 August.  ABoVE is a large-scale study of environmental change and its implications for social-ecological systems and include multiple airborne and field teams during the campaign.  First stop for UAVSAR was Saskatoon, Canada, where we conducted a TomoSAR experiment over the Boreal Ecosystem Research and Monitoring Sites (BERMS) in northern Saskatchewan Province.  These TomoSAR flight lines were also extended by 20 km to cover the SMAPVEX sites in BERMS.   A quick look polarimetric color composite image over the BERMS TomoSAR site is attached, where it shows the complexity of the boreal forests of different species and status.