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UAVSAR- Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The L-band radar aboard the AFRC G-III has successfully completed the week-long deployment to the Louisiana Gulf Coast for a combined AirSWOT, UAVSAR, and AVIRIS-NG experiment in Wax Lake Delta.  In all, UAVSAR had 3 science acquisitions at low tide, rising tide, and high tide conditions, respectively.  Weather cooperated, and we managed to avoid rain during our stay in New Orleans.  Attached is a summary of the Wax Lake Delta experiment.  This week we have four local flights for San Andreas Fault monitoring and Sacramento Delta levee study, respectively.  Next week, we will depart for a 3-week Iceland/Germany/Norway deployment, where we will study temperate glaciers and volcanoes in Iceland, joint experiment and cross-calibration with the DLR F-SAR airborne radar, and the oil spill experiment in the North Sea west of Norway.

CARVE - Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment – Earth Ventures-1


With continued good weather, CARVE flew an additional 21 flight hours in 3 days. 

CARVE flew two science flights over the Innoko, and one science flight over Bethel. 


On May 4, enhanced CH4 was measured on the most Southern line, in the Innoko.