Canada South Nation Watershed

Optical Data Requirements

Approximate Start Date of Acquisition: May 1, May shift slightly from one year to next due to changes in moisture/temperatures
Approximate End Date of Acquisition: October 1, May shift slightly from one year to next due to changes in moisture/temperatures
Spatial Resolution: 20 m (min), <5 m (preferred)
Temporal Frequency: Every week
Latency of Data Delivery: weekly
Wavelengths Required: B,G,R,NIR, (red edge and SWIR if available)
Across Swath: 100 km, Cover entire South Nation Watershed
Along Track: 100 km, Cover entire South Nation Watershed

SAR Data Requirements

Approximate Start Date of Acquisition: May 1, May shift slightly from one year to next due to changes in moisture/temperatures
Approximate End Date of Acquisition: October 1, May shift slightly from one year to next due to changes in moisture/temperatures
Spatial Resolution: 10 m (min), < 3 m (preferred), Requires higher resolution due to SAR speckle
Temporal Frequency: weekly
Latency of Data Delivery: weekly
Wavelengths Required: X, C and L , Require higher frequencies for lower biomass crop identification and lower frequencies for larger biomass crops
Polarization Dual (VV,VH) (min), polarimetric (preferred)
Incidence Angle Restrictions: No restriction
Across Track: 100 km
Along Track: 100 km

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