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Main Title The RADARSAT-1 Antarctic Mapping Project /
Author Jezek, Kenneth C.
Publisher Byrd Polar Research Center, the Ohio State University,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 650391167
Subjects Remote sensing--Antarctica ; Remote-sensing images--Antarctica ; Ice sheets--Antarctica--Remote sensing ; Radar in glaciology ; Synthetic aperture radar ; Cartography--Antarctica ; Ice sheets--Remote sensing
Additional Subjects RADARSAT-1 Antarctic Mapping Project
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://hdl.handle.net/1811/33986
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ELBM  G70.5.A6J49 2008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/06/2022
Collation vi, 64 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-47).
Contents Notes
"This report summarizes the motivation, processing procedures and products that were part of the RADARSAT-1 Antarctic Mapping Project (RAMP). RAMP was a collaboration between NASA and the Canadian Space Agency to map Antarctica using the RADARSAT-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar. The project proceeded in two parts. The first part, called Antarctic Mapping Mission-1 that acquired data in 1997, resulted in the first high-resolution radar map of Antarctica. The second part, called the Modified Antarctic Mapping Mission which occurred in 2000, remapped the continent below 80ÀS latitude and exploited interferometric repeat-pass observations to estimate glacier surface velocities. RAMP project goals and objectives are reviewed here along with several science highlights. These highlights include observations of ice sheet margin change using both RAMP and historical data sets, the discovery of large ice streams in Coates Land, observations of the ice sheet surface-velocity field and changes in the velocity field, and observations of surface change using radar coherence. RAMP data products are summarized and a tabulated list of data products is appended to this report. The appendix also lists all of the partner organizations, including the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) DAAC, who have received a copy of the complete data set"--Executive summary.