The SIR-B science investigations planShuttle Imaging Radar-B (SIR-B) is the second synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to be flown on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Space Transportation System (Shuttle). It is the first spaceborne SAR to feature an antenna that allows acquisition of multiincidence angle imagery. An international team of scientists will use SIR-B to conduct investigations in a wide range of disciplines. The radar, the mission, and the investigations are described.
IDRelationTitle19850008908WorkSouthern ocean sea-ice morphology and kinematics19850008900WorkThe SIR-B science investigations plan: Introduction19850008901WorkExperiment description19850008902WorkSIR-B coverage19850008903WorkThe interpretation of SIR-B imagery of surface waves and other oceanographic features using in-situ, meteorological satellite, and infrared satellite data19850008904WorkThe spatial evolution of t he directional wave spectrum in the Southern Ocean: Its relation to extreme waves in Agulhas Current19850008905WorkApplication of SIR-B data for groundwater exploration in the Arabian shield and sand-drift monitoring in the AN Nafud and Al Jafurah fringe areas, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia19850008906WorkTectonic, volcanic, and climatic geomorphology study of the Sierras Pampeanas Andes, northwestern Argentina19850008907WorkDeforestation, floodplain dynamics, and carbon biogeochemistry in the Amazon Basin19850008909WorkNew Zealand SIR-B science investigations19850008910WorkSIR-B analysis of the Precambrian shield of Sudan and Egypt: Penetration studies and subsurface mapping19850008911WorkQuantitative use of multiincidence-angle SAR for geologic mapping19850008912WorkGeologic mapping of Indonesian rain forest with analysis of multiple SIR-B incidence angles19850008913WorkRemote sensing of rice fields and sea pollution by SIR-B19850008914WorkEvaluation of SIR-B data for identifying rainfall event occurrence and intensity19850008915WorkSIR-B interferometric topography19850008916WorkUse of SIR-B multiincidence-angle imagery to study iceberg detectability and offshore ocean feature extraction19850008917WorkGeological, structural, and geomorphological analyses from SIR-B19850008918WorkAmplitude calibration experiment for SIR-B19850008919WorkMicrowave and optical remote sensing of forest vegetation19850008920WorkEvaluation of SIR-B imagery for geologic and geomorphic mapping, hydrology, and oceanography in Australia19850008921WorkThe use of digital spaceborne SAR data for the delineation of surface features indicative of malaria vector breeding habitats19850008922WorkInterlobate comparison of glacial-depositional style as evidenced by small-relief glacial landscape features in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, utilizing SIR-B19850008923WorkEvaluation of the L-band scattering characteristics of volcanic terrain in aid of lithologic identification, assessment of SIR-B calibration, and development of planetary geomorphic analogs19850008924WorkThe investigation of selected oceanographic applications of spaceborne synthetic-aperture radar19850008925WorkSIR-B cartography and stereo topographic mapping19850008926WorkMonitoring of the tidal dynamics of the Dutch Waddensea by SIR-B19850008927WorkStructural investigation of the Canadian Shield by orbital radar and LANDSAT19850008928WorkStructural investigation of the Grenville Province by radar and other imaging and nonimaging sensors19850008929WorkStudies of coastal mesoscale winds using SIR-B19850008930WorkInformation for space radar designers: Required dynamic range vs resolution and antenna calibration using the Amazon rain forest19850008931WorkDevelopment and evaluation of techniques for using combined microwave and optical image data for vegetation studies19850008932WorkInvestigation of SIR-B images for lithologic mapping19850008933WorkAutomatic terrain elevation mapping and registration19850008934WorkAustralian Multiexperimental Assessment of SIR-B (AMAS)19850008935WorkApplication and calibration of the subsurface mapping capability of SIR-B in desert regions19850008936WorkGerman Radar Observation Shuttle Experiment (ROSE)19850008937WorkThe extension of an invertible coniferous forest canopy reflectance model using SIR-B and LANDSAT data19850008938WorkAn investigation of ionospheric irregularity effects on SIR-B image processing and information extraction19850008939WorkAnalysis of SIR-B radar illumination of geometry for depth of penetration and surface feature and vegetation detection, Nevada and California19850008940WorkDelineation of major geologic structures in Turkey using SIR-B data19850008941WorkEvaluation of the radar response to land surfaces and volumes: Examination of theoretical models, target statistics, and applications19850008942WorkGround truth for SIR-B images obtained by SIR system 8 impulse radar19850008943WorkRemote sensing of soil moisture19850008944WorkSAR internal wave signature experiment19850008945WorkData user's manual