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UAVSAR (Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In preparation for the Central/South America deployment in mid-March, we are compiling a collection of scientific significance briefs based on UAVSAR data acquired in prior years. Here is one from Dr. Kyle McDonald of the City College of New York that utilized UAVSAR data to image active and dormant river and stream channels in the Amazon basin that helped shape the evolution of plant and animal species in this mega-diverse ecosystem.  This technic is directly applicable to space-based radar missions such as NISAR and Japan’s ALOS-II missions.