What was the purpose of SARSense
The SARSense campaign in the Jülich area (Germany) in summer 2019 was performed to support the ESA Copernicus high priority mission ROSE-L. Airborne SAR signals in C- and L-band, drone imagery, in situ soil and plant parameters, as well as biophysical variables in the lab were measured to provide a comprehensive data set to study details of the mission design for agricultural applications.
What was the outcome of SARSenseThe main outcome of the dry summer example campaign is as follows:
- An L-band SAR monitoring in the Copernicus program will provide an added value to the existing C-band capacities of Sentinel-1
- Simultaneous C- and L-band observations may help to disentangle the different processes in the plant and the soil. Single frequency observations may tend to be misinterpreted.
|Geographic Site||TERENO Rur observatory with focus on the Selhausen Critical Zone Observatory (CZO), Germany|
|Field of Application||agricultural monitoring services with target applications including soil moisture, irrigation management, crop type discrimination, forest type/forest cover, food security and precision farming|
|Dataset Size||158 GB|
Data Citation Users, who, in their research, use ESA Earth Observation data that have been assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), are asked to use it when citing the data source in their publications:
Digital Object Identifier: https://doi.org/10.5270/ESA-6229b69 SARSense: Technical Assistance for Airborne Measurements during the SAR Sentinel Experiment