Tag Archives: SnowSAR

Ground work for SnowSAR in Canada

From Chris Derksen (Environment Canada), 26 March 2013 The field team has gone home for a short break before another round of SnowSAR flights in April. They will return to the same cabin in which they stayed...

SnowSAR continues with successful flights in Canada

From Chris Derksen (Environment Canada), 14 March 2013 After a strong blowing snow event on 12 March, clear and calm conditions provided a great window for SnowSAR science flights out of Inuvik, Northwest Territories on 13 and...

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...

Battling Arctic conditions for SnowSAR

From Chris Derksen (Environment Canada)  Inuvik, Canada Although the schedule for the final preparations was very tight, activities are proceeding well for a SnowSAR flight in Canada. Over the past week, scientists from Environment Canada have been in the field near Inuvik, in the Northwest Territories. As expected, the environment near Inuvik in December has posed some challenges – the Sun does not rise above the horizon at any point in the day, so between 11:00 and 16:00 it’s just twilight. Temperatures have been very cold, not climbing above –30°C and reaching as low as –38°C. In spite of these conditions, measurements are proceeding well – Lidar scans to determine snow depth...