Earth is undergoing dramatic environmental change. Nowhere is this more acutely observed than in the Arctic. Increasing temperatures are impacting the seasonal variability of sea ice, the mass balance of glacial ice...
This project constructed a global-scale Earth System Data Record (ESDR) of inundated wetlands to facilitate investigations on their role in climate, biogeochemistry, hydrology, and biodiversity.
This data set provides Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images for 42 selected sites from various terrestrial ecology and meteorological monitoring networks.
In 1997, the Canadian RADARSAT-1 satellite was rotated in orbit, so that its synthetic aperture radar (SAR) antenna looked south towards Antarctica. This permitted the first high-resolution mapping of the entire continent of Antarctica.
Glacier Power is an Earth Sciences curriculum supplement for use primarily by middle school teachers to lay a foundation in glaciology. Glacier Power combines photographs and Synthetic Aperture Radar imagery with ice worm and woolly mammoth cartoon characters to teach students about glacier dynamics.
UNAVCO/WInSAR, the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF), and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are collaborating in an information technology and data management development project to design and implement a seamless distributed access system for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data and derived interferometric data products. A seamless SAR archive will increase the accessibility and the utility of SAR science data to solid Earth and cryospheric science researchers.
The Global Rain Forest Mapping (GRFM) project was initiated in 1995 by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA (then known as NASDA). The project set out to to acquire spatially and temporally contiguous L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data sets over the tropical belt of the Earth using the Japanese Earth Resources Satellite (JERS-1), and to generate semi-continental scale, 100 m resolution, image mosaics.
Building on the success of the GRFM project, the Global Boreal Forest Mapping (GBFM) project was subsequently launched in 1997, with the aim to produce 100 m resolution JERS-1 mosaics also over the Earth's boreal zones.
The International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2009 will be an intense, internationally coordinated campaign of research that will initiate a new era in polar science. It will involve a wide range of research disciplines, including the social sciences, but the emphasis will be interdisciplinary in its approach and truly international in participation. It aims to educate and involve the public, and to help train the next generation of engineers, scientists, and leaders.