Antarctica Mosaic

To download the Antarctica Mosaic images, right click on the images below.

RADARSAT-1 data © CSA 1997. Received by the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing. Processed and distributed by MDA Geospatial Services Inc.

RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDONALD, DETTWILER AND ASSOCIATES LTD (2008). - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency.

RADARSAT-2 builds on the rich heritage of RADARSAT-1 providing mission continuity and enabling long term monitoring of large areas such as Antarctica.

The top image is the RADARSAT-1 pole to coast Antarctic mosaic created in 1997 by the Byrd Polar Research Center of Ohio State University in collaboration with MDA, the Canadian Space Agency, the Alaska Satellite Facility and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as part of the Antarctic Mapping Mission. Captured in 1997, this RADARSAT-1 image shows Wide (HH polarization) and Extended High (HH polarization) modes.

The bottom image is the RADARSAT-2 pole to coast Antarctic mosaic created by MDA in cooperation with the Canadian Space Agency as part of the International Polar Year. Captured in 2008, this RADARSAT-2 image shows Wide (HH+HV polarizations) and Extended High (HH polarization) modes.

By analyzing the two mosaic images together, key areas of change are observed in this highly sensitive environment.

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Courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio