Airborne Radar and Imaging Spectrometer "AquiferEx" Campaign
|Fachgebiet: Fernerkundung, Geländekampagne, Geo-Informationssysteme, Hydrologie, Spektroskopie
Gefördert durch: Europäische Raumfahrtbehörde (ESA); Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Projektleitung: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Mauser, Scheiber, R. (DLR); Bianchi, R. (ESA); Oppelt, N.
Laufzeit: 04/2005 - 09/2006
The coarse geographic position of the AquiferEx test sites has been already identified within Phase 1 of ESAs ongoing Aquifer project. (for details on Aquifer see http://www2.gaf.de/aquifer)
Within Aquifer project Areas of Interest (AoI) are defined in Iullemeden (trans-boundary aquifer between
ESA, GAF and DLR have agreed on selecting test sites within the SASS prototype areas due to limitations in budget and better local infrastructure, compared to Iullemeden area. The selection of two test sites within two different prototype areas, both in reach from the same airport, determined the choice of
As AquiferEx is in support of information product generation based on satellite data, harmonization of satellite data acquisition was performed among Aquifer and AquiferEx project partners to facilitate comparison of information retrieval possibilities for the airborne (high resolution) and space-borne cases. Related spaceborne acquisitions from ENVISAT, ERS, and CHRIS are summarized in the Appendix.Data acquired by the AquiferEx airborne campaign will be used by the Aquifer project team for the development and validation of the Aquifer science products (e.g. refined land use map). However, first evaluation of radar data with respect to soil moisture and land use/land cover classification is foreseen within this project.