RADARSAT Program Distributed Target


  • CEOS-WGCV - SAR Subgroup
  • The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
  • Working Group on Calibration and Validation
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Subgroup
Target Group: RADARSAT Program Distributed Targets
Contact Details

Stephane Cote, Eng., M. Sc. A.
Data Quality Manager
Government of Canada
Canadian Space Agency
Satellite Operations and Ground Infrastructure
Tel. : +1 450 926-4430
Fax: +1 450 926-4333

The eight distributed targets sites in this target group have been used for the calibration of satellites in the RADARSAT program. Note: Some sites are labeled experimental, see the description of the respective target site.
Number of distributed targets which belong to this target group: 8

- CSA Amazon Rain Forest Sites – Amazon Prime area (Amazon rainforest @ Amazon Prime area)
- CSA Amazon Rain Forest Sites – Greater Amazon 1-East (Amazon rainforest @ Greater Amazon 1-East)
- CSA Amazon Rain Forest Sites – Greater Amazon 1-West (Amazon rainforest @ Greater Amazon 1-West)
- CSA Amazon Rain Forest Sites – Greater Amazon 2-East (Amazon rainforest @ Greater Amazon 2-East)
- CSA Amazon Rain Forest Sites – Greater Amazon 2-West (Amazon rainforest @ Greater Amazon 2-West)
- CSA Antarctica Site – Dome C (Antarctica @ Dome C)
- CSA Boreal Forest Sites – Canadian Boreal Forest (Canadian boreal forest @ Canadian Boreal Forest)
- CSA Cameroon Rain Forest Site (Amazon rainforest @ Cameroon)