Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

UW-Scat: A Ground-Based Dual-Frequency Scatterometer for Observation of Snow Properties

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
King, J.M.L. ; Interdiscipl. Center on Climate Change & with the Dept. of Geogr. & Environ. Manage., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada ; Kelly, R. ; Kasurak, A. ; Duguay, C.
more authors

The University of Waterloo scatterometer, which is a system developed for observation of snow and ice properties, is described. The system is composed of two frequency-modulated continuous-wave radars operating at center frequencies of 17.2 and 9.6 GHz. A field-deployable platform allows a rapid setup and observation at remote sites under harsh environmental conditions. A two-axis positioning system moves the radar beam across a user-programmable range of azimuth (±180°) and elevation angles (15°-105°). Typical azimuth scans of 60° angular width generate between 21 and 586 independent samples, depending on the wavelength and the elevation angle. The backscatter response of terrestrial snow in the Canadian Subarctic is demonstrated with two experiments conducted in Churchill, MB, Canada, between 2009 and 2011.

Published in:

Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

May 2013

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.