Canadian Red River 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: 60 m (30 m preferred)
Temporal Frequency: 5 times over season: One acquisition over bare soil conditions; Then approximately one acquisition per month
Latency of Data Delivery: weekly
Wavelengths Required: B,G,R,NIR
Across Swath: 325 km
Along Track: 175 km

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: 30 m (10 m preferred): Requires higher resolution due to SAR speckle
Temporal Frequency: 5 times over season: One over bare soil conditions; Then approximately once per month
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), polarimetric
Incidence Angle Restrictions: No restriction
Across Track: 100 km (Brunkild Watershed): Entire Red River Watershed preferred.
Along Track: 50 km (Brunkild Watershed): Entire Red River Watershed preferred.

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