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UAVSAR – Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar / GLISTEN-A - Glacier and Ice Surface Topography Interferometer

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The L-band radar completed its first two flights of the new year aboard the JSC G-III aircraft.  Imaging of the Sacramento Delta levee area was performed on the first flight and the SnowEx study sites in Colorado on the second flight.  SnowEx is a multi-year airborne snow campaign designed to collect multi-sensor aircraft data and ground truth measurements to enable algorithm development and inform the design of a future satellite mission.  The three-week campaign began on February 6 and in all, 8 airborne instruments will acquire data over Grand Mesa and Senator Beck Basin, including JPL’s UAVSAR, GLISTIN-A, and ASO (Airborne Snow Observatory).