RADARSAT Geophysical Processor System

Updated 2000-06-30

To derive sea ice motion and estimate ice thickness using RADARSAT SAR imagery.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1995 -
Data collection
1996 - 2000
Data processing
1998 - 2003
Data reporting
1998 - 2003

Contact information

Contact person
Ronald Kwok
300-235 Jet Propulsion Laboratory 4800 Oak Grove Dr Pasadena CA 91109 USA
+1 818-354-5614
+1 818-393-3077

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Climate change effects

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
The data will be archived at the Alaska SAR Facility and will be available for use in assessments
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Kwok, R., G. F. Cunningham, N. LaBelle-Hamer, B. Holt, and D. A. Rothrock, Sea ice thickness from high-resolution SAR imagery, Eos, Trans. AGU, 80(42), 495-497,1999. Kwok, R., D. A. Rothrock, H. L. Stern and G. F. Cunningham, Determination of Ice Age using Lagrangian Observations of Ice Motion, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 392-400, 1995.
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Alaska SAR Facility

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