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Abstract

To date microwave experiments have been undertaken using a variety of sensors and platforms. As a result a considerable amount of microwave data are available for research purposes, especially within Europe. However, these data are disparate and have been collected in an uncoordinated manner using, in many cases, incompatible data collection techniques. As a result these data have not been fully examined, even though there are significant advances still to be made in the preparation of the launch of a series of microwave-based earth observation satellites (ERS-1, JERS-1, Radarsat). In order to begin to address these problems a European radar cross section (RCS) database, EURACS, is currently being developed. This paper outlines the philosophy behind the development and implementation of EURACS, and describes the preliminary work that has been undertaken during the European Agrisar 1986 and Agriscatt 1987 airborne microwave campaigns. It also describes potential applications of EURACS.

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Authors: CHURCHILL P N, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);SIEBER A J JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SYMPOSIUM, EDINBURGH (SCOTLAND), SEPT. 12-17, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII-C-3, POB 1907, MENTIONING PAPER EN 34162 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126101200 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en