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Data from the Synthetic Aperture Radar and Hyperspectral Airborne campaign (SHAC) run by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the British National Space Centre (BNSC). The campaign intended to provide support for industrial and academic research into earth resource and environmental monitoring. The campaign was managed by NRSC- now Infoterra. Fourteen different locations were flown in May and June 2000 in the campaign (see Fig.1), logistical constraints requiring two aircraft be used to fly the two instruments individually. The campaign involved a large number of researchers from NERC-EPFS and CEH, BAE Systems and InfoTerra on the ground collecting information vital to making best use of the airborne data: simultaneous spectral, sun photometer and GPS measurements and the installation by DERA, now QinetiQ, of corner reflectors to gain geo-coding of the E-SAR data. The outcome was previously unavailable, state-of the art, airborne data of the UK, which informed 11 research projects. The following list details the various SHAC2000 projects flown ScotSHAC campaign in Glen Affric Woodhouse, I., University of Edinburgh Fractional ground cover estimation from hyperspectral radiometry. Davenport, I., University of Reading Radar measurements of wheat crops at the Boxworth site. Quegan, S., University of Sheffield Land Surface Biophysical Parameters from Multi-angular Hyperspectral and SAR data. Lewis, P. , UCL Carbon Offset Verification of Forest Ecosystems. Dawson, T. , University of Oxford Remote Sensing of Leaks from Aqueducts. Malthus, T.,University of Edinburgh Integration of SAR and hyperspectral airborne data for quantitative analysis of estuarine convergent fronts and water quality (ref: BNSC SHAC 99/004). Ferrier, G., University of Hull Synergy of HyMap and digital elevation data for the analysis of upland peat erosion pattern and composition. McMorrow, J., University of Manchester Thetford Forest: Retrieval of biodiversity indicators for temperate forest from remote sensing; and Monks Wood: Quantifying habitat structure and quality for woodland birds. Balzter, H., CEH- NERC Remote sensing of hydrology and vegetation dynamics in the New Forest. Milton, E., University of Southampton Assessing the environmental impact of historical basemetal mining at Parys Mountain, Anglesey, with HyMap data. Lamb, A. and Denniss, A., Infoterra Ltd.
Hyperspectral remote sensing measurements using the Airborne Prism Experiment (APEX) instrument onboard the DO228-212 /D-CFFU - DLR aircraft for the HyMountEcos- Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Mountain Ecosystems (HYMOUNTECOS) project (flight reference: apex_dlr-dornier_20120910_hymountecos_hyme1). Data were collected over the Giant Mountains (Karkonosze/Krkonose) National Park. Border of the Czech Republic and Poland area. The APEX (Airborne Prism EXperiment) instrument is an imaging spectrometer developed by a Swiss-Belgian consortium on behalf of ESA. It is operated jointly by VITO (Belgium) and RSL (Switzerland). Please see the link to the APEX website from this record for further details.
In situ atmospheric measurements using the ERA SkyArrow IBIMET core instruments onboard the ERA SkyArrow-IBIMET aircraft for the BLLATE2 - Boundary Layer Late Afternoon Transition Experiment 2 project (flight reference: skyarrow_iop1_20110615_bllate2). Data were collected over the Lannemezan, France area.
In situ atmospheric measurements using the ERA SkyArrow IBIMET core instruments onboard the ERA SkyArrow-IBIMET aircraft for the BLLATE2 - Boundary Layer Late Afternoon Transition Experiment 2 project (flight reference: skyarrow_iop3_20110620_bllate2). Data were collected over the Lannemezan, France area.
Hyperspectral remote sensing measurements using the ARSF AsiaFENIX hyperspectral imager and ARSF Optech Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper 3033 LIDAR instruments onboard the NERC ARSF Dornier Do228-101 D-CALM Aircraft for the ISOTHERM- Ice SnOw vegetation HypERspecTral Measurements (EUFAR15_28) project (flight reference: 2015_175b). Data were collected over the Mont Blanc, France area.
In-situ airborne observations by the DO228-212 /D-CFFU - DLR aircraft aircraft for HiLBilly- Hyperspectral imaging of lake biogeochemical properties in optically-complex systems (HILBILLY).
In-situ airborne observations by the NERC ARSF Dornier Do228-101 D-CALM Aircraft aircraft for AIMWETLAB - Aerial imaging of the wetlands of Lake Balaton and the Kis-Balaton (EUFAR10_01).
In-situ airborne observations by the DO228-212 /D-CFFU - DLR aircraft aircraft for SWAMP- Spectrometry of a Wetland And Modelling of Photosynthesis with Hyperspectral Airborne Reflectance and Fluorescence.
In-situ airborne observations by the CASA 212 RS - INTA aircraft aircraft for UrbSense- Multi-sensor monitoring of the urban environment. (URBSENSE).
In-situ airborne observations by the DO228-212 /D-CFFU - DLR aircraft aircraft for AROMAPEX- APEX flights for the AROMAT-2 activity.