South Africa

Optical Data Requirements

Approximate Start Date of Acquisition: August 2012 (min) - July 2012 (preferred): Need to assess onset of rainfall, planting and area planted. Summer crops are planted as early as October in certain parts of the Free State
Approximate End Date of Acquisition: November 2013: Need also to assess winter grain over the Free State, harvested around November
Spatial Resolution: 2.5 m (min) - 1 km (preferred)
Temporal Frequency: 10-Daily: Need to build a phonological time series from multi-temporal data
Latency of Data Delivery: 5 days
Wavelengths Required: Red, NIR, Blue: Needed for sensing vegetation activity and vegetation type
Across Swath:
Along Track:

SAR Data Requirements

Approximate Start Date of Acquisition: August 2012 (min) - July 2012 (preferred)
Approximate End Date of Acquisition: May 2013 (min) - June 2013 (preferred)
Spatial Resolution:
Temporal Frequency: 2 monthly (min) - 1 monthly (preferred)
Latency of Data Delivery:
Wavelengths Required: C-Band & X-Band
Polarization VV
Incidence Angle Restrictions:
Across Track:
Along Track:

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