Gordon Staples

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This paper discusses the capability of spaceborne polarimetric C-band SAR data for sea ice detection and classification. Unsupervised classification using polarimetric decomposition and the complex Wishart classifier was performed on SIR-C data acquired off the coast of Newfoundland in April 1994. The algorithm is used for sea ice applications for the first(More)
Harm Greidanus, Peter Clayton, Marte Indregard, Gordon Staples, Naoki Suzuki, Paris Vachon, Chris Wackerman, Tove Tennvassas, Jordi Mallorquí, Naouma Kourti, Robert Ringrose, Harm Melief *) European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) TP 267, I-21020 Ispra (VA), Italy Tel +39-0332-789739, Fax +39-0332-789658, Email harm.greidanus@jrc.it 1) QinetiQ; 2)(More)
RESUME When RADARSAT-2 is in operation it will be the first commercial spaceborne sensor capable of providing fully polarimetric data. The difference from airborne polarimetric data is mainly due to different sensor specifications and the differences in altitude. Using the airborne data, we simulate RADARSAT-2 standard and fine mode polarimetric data of sea(More)
RADARSAT-2 SAR data were used to develop a monitoring program for Canadian forest lands with the aim to provide information on forest cutblocks and to develop algorithms for the detection of forest disturbances. Three study sites were selected in Canada and were representative of different forest types and terrain. Due to large data volumes and the need for(More)
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