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UAVSAR- Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The L-band radar aboard the AFRC G-III departed for the 25-day Iceland/Germany/Norway deployment on Tuesday, May 19.  We will spend 12 days in Iceland where 6 glacier and 2 volcano flights will be flown (PIs: Mark Simons and Paul Lundgren respectively).  We will then transit to Munich, Germany and conduct two observations over two German forest sites in collaboration with DLR (PI: Scott Hensley).  We will arrive in Stavanger, Norway on June 7 to participate in the week-long international North Sea Oil Spill exercise where scientists will use L-band polarimetric SAR imagery acquired over a controlled oil spill in the North Sea to develop and validate a SAR-based capability to accurately measure oil volumetric fraction for future oil spill response (PIs: Cathleen Jones and Ben Holt).