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Data from the Synthetic Aperture Radar and Hyperspectral Airborne campaign (SHAC) run by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the British National Space Centre (BNSC). The campaign intended to provide support for industrial and academic research into earth resource and environmental monitoring. The campaign was managed by NRSC- now Infoterra. Fourteen different locations were flown in May and June 2000 in the campaign (see Fig.1), logistical constraints requiring two aircraft be used to fly the two instruments individually. The campaign involved a large number of researchers from NERC-EPFS and CEH, BAE Systems and InfoTerra on the ground collecting information vital to making best use of the airborne data: simultaneous spectral, sun photometer and GPS measurements and the installation by DERA, now QinetiQ, of corner reflectors to gain geo-coding of the E-SAR data. The outcome was previously unavailable, state-of the art, airborne data of the UK, which informed 11 research projects. The following list details the various SHAC2000 projects flown ScotSHAC campaign in Glen Affric Woodhouse, I., University of Edinburgh Fractional ground cover estimation from hyperspectral radiometry. Davenport, I., University of Reading Radar measurements of wheat crops at the Boxworth site. Quegan, S., University of Sheffield Land Surface Biophysical Parameters from Multi-angular Hyperspectral and SAR data. Lewis, P. , UCL Carbon Offset Verification of Forest Ecosystems. Dawson, T. , University of Oxford Remote Sensing of Leaks from Aqueducts. Malthus, T.,University of Edinburgh Integration of SAR and hyperspectral airborne data for quantitative analysis of estuarine convergent fronts and water quality (ref: BNSC SHAC 99/004). Ferrier, G., University of Hull Synergy of HyMap and digital elevation data for the analysis of upland peat erosion pattern and composition. McMorrow, J., University of Manchester Thetford Forest: Retrieval of biodiversity indicators for temperate forest from remote sensing; and Monks Wood: Quantifying habitat structure and quality for woodland birds. Balzter, H., CEH- NERC Remote sensing of hydrology and vegetation dynamics in the New Forest. Milton, E., University of Southampton Assessing the environmental impact of historical basemetal mining at Parys Mountain, Anglesey, with HyMap data. Lamb, A. and Denniss, A., Infoterra Ltd.
The Icelandic Volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, started erupting on 14th April 2010. The volcanic ash cloud produced covered much of Northern Europe for several weeks causing extensive disruption to air travel. The UK and European atmospheric communities had many instruments - both airborne and ground-based, remote sensing and in-situ - taking measurements of the ash cloud throughout this period. This dataset contains summaries of meteorology and chemistry measurements from the EUFAR operators SAFIRE Falcon and ATR 42 aircraft 19th to 21st April 2010 and DLR Falcon Flight on 19 April 2010
Hyperspectral remote sensing measurements using the ARSF Optech Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper 3033 LIDAR, ARSF Specim AISA Eagle, ARSF Specim AISA Hawk and ARSF Rollei Digital Camera instruments onboard the NERC ARSF Dornier Do228-101 D-CALM Aircraft for the HYMEDECOS-Erosion- HYperspectral monitoring of MEDiterranean ECOSystems: Soil erosion and water/suspended sediment transport monitoring and modelling in the Isábena catchment (NE Spain) (EUFAR11_03) project (flight reference: 2011_092). Data were collected over the North East Spain area.
Hyperspectral remote sensing measurements using the ARSF Rollei Digital Camera, ARSF AsiaFENIX hyperspectral imager and ARSF Optech Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper 3033 LIDAR instruments onboard the NERC ARSF Dornier Do228-101 D-CALM Aircraft for the HOLUHRAUN_HAZ- Assessing the hazard and testing our understanding of environmental and geophysical responses from emplacement of a large volume lava flow field (EUFAR15_58) project (flight reference: 2015_244b). Data were collected over the Central Iceland area.
In situ atmospheric measurements using the SAFIRE ATR42 Core Instrument suite onboard the ATR42 - SAFIRE aircraft for the GEOMAD - Measuring the geoid over Madeira project (flight reference: as43). Data were collected over the Madeira, Portugal area.
Hyperspectral remote sensing measurements using the ARSF Rollei Digital Camera, ARSF AsiaFENIX hyperspectral imager and ARSF Optech Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper 3033 LIDAR instruments onboard the NERC ARSF Dornier Do228-101 D-CALM Aircraft for the AHSPECT- Agriculture-Health-SPECTrometry (EUFAR15_18) project (flight reference: 2015_274). Data were collected over the Toulouse, France area.
Hyperspectral remote sensing measurements using the INTA Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager 1500i and INTA Airborne Hyperspectral Scanner instruments onboard the CASA 212 RS - INTA aircraft for the DEHESHyrE- Monitoring mass and energy fluxes in a manipulated Mediterranean tree-grass "Dehesa" ecosystem through the integration of ground and satellite data with airborne hyperspectral imagery (DEHESHYRE) project (flight reference: intacasa-rs_20150703_deheshyre2015). Data were collected over the Las Majadas del Tieta, Spain area.
In-situ airborne observations by the ATR42 - SAFIRE aircraft aircraft for TETRAD- Training & Education for Turbulence Research .
In-situ airborne observations by the ATR42 - SAFIRE aircraft aircraft for WaLiTemp- Inter-comparison of airborne and ground-based lidar measurements for the characterization of atmospheric water vapour and temperature profiles (WALITEMP).
In-situ airborne observations by the ATR42 - SAFIRE aircraft aircraft for GEOMAD - Measuring the geoid over Madeira.