Type of resources
Contact for the resource
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.
In-situ airborne observations by the CASA 212 RS - INTA aircraft aircraft for T MAPP FP7- Multi spectral aerial photo interpretation for the archaeology of the Tiber Valley in Tuscany (Italy): remote sensing applied to the environmental reconstruction of the ancient landscape (T-MAPP-FP7).
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 CASA 212 RS - INTA aircraft aircraft for ValCalHyp- Validation of the "Smart Vicarious Calibration" (SVC) method and the Quality Indicators Protocol of Hyperspectral Data (VALCALHYP).
In-situ airborne observations by the CASA 212 RS - INTA aircraft aircraft for UR-TIR- Urban mapping with airborne thermal infra red imagery .
In-situ airborne observations by the CASA 212 RS - INTA aircraft aircraft for UrbSense- Multi-sensor monitoring of the urban environment. (URBSENSE).
In-situ airborne observations by the ATR42 - SAFIRE aircraft aircraft for TETRAD- Training & Education for Turbulence Research .
In-situ airborne observations by the FA20 - SAFIRE aircraft aircraft for RAIN4DUST - Contribution of flash floods to the variability of dust emission in the Sahara .
In-situ airborne observations by the DO228-212 /D-CFFU - DLR aircraft aircraft for HiLBilly- Hyperspectral imaging of lake biogeochemical properties in optically-complex systems (HILBILLY).
In-situ airborne observations by the CASA 212 AR - INTA aircraft aircraft for VERDRILLT- VERtical Distribution of Radicals In the Lower Layers of the Troposphere.