Mapping aurora activity with SAR - A case study

Franz J. Meyer, Jeremy Nicoll, Bill Bristow

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Abstract

Auroral physics is an exceedingly rich and complex subject. However, due to a lack of high resolution data of ionospheric activity during auroral events, not all phenomena in the high latitude ionosphere are fully understood. Recent research has proven that L-band SAR data is significantly affected by the ionosphere and can be used for mapping its activity. With this paper we will prove and unambiguously verify the potential of L-band SAR to capture auroral activity. We will present examples of aurora signatures mapped from ALOS PALSAR data and will verify the results from SAR with observations provided from ground based measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009 - Proceedings
PagesIV1-IV4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Jul 12 2009Jul 17 2009

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Volume4

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period7/12/097/17/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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