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Webinar: Synthetic Aperture Radar Arctic Coverage and NOAA STAR Derived Ice Products
Monday, 13 September 2021, 3:30
Monday, September 13, 2021. 3:30 PM. Webinar: Synthetic Aperture Radar Arctic Coverage and NOAA STAR Derived Ice Products. Christopher Jackson and Frank Monaldo, NOAA. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here. Register here.
Abstract: Synthetic aperture radar has been providing information about Arctic Sea ice for more than 30 years. The current set of C-Band SAR systems ( Radarsat-2, Sentinel-1 and Radarsat Constellation Mission) provide near complete coverage of the Arctic every few days at a resolution < 100 m. This presentation will discuss these SAR systems and how their data are being used at NOAA NESDIS STAR to create sea ice products (coverage, drift motion) to support various operational organizations.
Bio(s): Christopher Jackson is currently a consultant scientist with the Synthetic Aperture Radar group in the Satellite Oceanography and Climate Division (SOCD) where he works to develop products for various NOAA customers based on SAR imagery. He received his M.S. in applied physics from George Mason University in 1998. For the last 30 years he has conducted research into the use of synthetic aperture radar and optical sun glint imagery to study a variety of ocean related phenomena including sea surface winds, nonlinear internal waves, and sea ice. He served as the Editor for the Synthetic Aperture Radar Marine Users Manual (published by NOAA in 2004)