Polar Epsilon MODIS and Fused MODIS / RADARSAT MetOc Products for National Defence and Domestic Security
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA
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In preparation for Polar Epsilons MODIS and RADARSAT satellite reception systems, this project investigates meteorology and oceanography MetOc products derived from MODIS data for defence, search and rescue and environmental security operations. It also investigates whether operational improvements can be gained through production of fused MODISRADARSAT products, but in both cases the emphasis is on detection of oceanographic parameters and features. This assessment is based on interaction with representatives of federal operational MetOc, search and rescue, ice and oil spill monitoring centres and synthesis of unclassified literature as a means to obtain i an up-to-date presentation of Canadas maritime rapid environmental assessment requirements and ii MODIS RD recommendations for DRDC Ottawa. This information is used to develop a Canadian Forces strategy for MODIS product development, including identification of certain critical operational linkages. DRDC Ottawas emerging RADARSAT fine-scale wind product is identified as a critical component of this strategy as is the need for a co-ordinated defence, search and rescue and environmental security operational MetOc data access and distribution system.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Military Intelligence
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment