Tag Archives: CoReH2O

SnowSAR in action!

From Alex Coccia (MetaSensing), 8 March 2013 In the last week of February, the final European SnowSAR campaign for this winter in was accomplished. The campaign falls within the AlpSAR project supporting the preparations for ESA’s CoReH2O...

Things hotting up for measuring snow mass

From Dirk (ESA), 3 December 2012 A few weeks ago we kicked off a series of campaigns to hopefully provide high-quality airborne data for the development of ESA’s CoReH2O candidate Earth Explorer mission. This mission is currently undergoing feasibility study. The campaigns are built around an airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) called SnowSAR, which measures in the X- and Ku-band frequencies. The instrument was developed by Metasensing NL. It is used to simulate the instrument that could be carried on the CoReH2O satellite.   The major goal of these campaigns  is to map and monitor the mass of seasonal snow over different surfaces in the Austrian Alps and in Inuvik, Canada. This is...