RADARSAT-1 Open Data Survey

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Canada’s RADARSAT-1 was the first operational radar-based Earth Observation Satellite. RADARSAT-1 acquired numerous data collections from 1995 to 2013. The historical value of this data is clear as it allows making comparisons using images of the same region acquired over the years: for example, to study climate change effects.

The Canadian Space Agency has recently released over 37 000 RADARSAT-1 images for public use, free of charge; you can download them here. In light of this initiative, we are evaluating the feasibility of opening up more RADARSAT-1 data over Canada and internationally. Please answer the survey before 2019-06-28, by (Clicking here) in order to help us better understand your needs and preferences with respect to RADARSAT-1 data.

If you have already filled out this survey, please ignore this email. If you know other people who would like to fill out the survey, please provide them with this link: https://forms.gle/QRpso98XpTj2fnHF6. For any questions please contact julie.claveau@canada.ca

P.S.: Note that if you are experiencing difficulties in completing the document due to software issues, please let us know. As a first step, please try to first copy the following address into your internet browser: http://www4.asc-csa.gc.ca/metadata/default.aspx?FIId=8A1B6AA243585146E0530B0011ACACF9&CId=8A1B6AA247B85146E0530B0011ACACF9&lng=en-CA.

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Catalogue of Climate Data Sources

A catalogue of climate data sources with links. Please feel free to add new links or report for broken links.

Data Type Data Source Link
Climate data (raw) (Global Historical Climate Network: weather station records from around the world, temperature and precipitation) ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ghcn/v2/
USHCN US. Historical Climate Network ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ushcn/
ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ushcn/v2/monthly/
World Monthly Surface Station Climatology http://dss.ucar.edu/datasets/ds570.0/
Antarctic weather stations https://legacy.bas.ac.uk/met/READER/
European weather stations http://eca.knmi.nl/
Italian Meterological Society http://www.zamg.ac.at/cms/de/aktuell
Satellite feeds https://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/presentNavigation.pl?tree=project&project=SORCE
https://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/atdd
Tide Gauges http://www.psmsl.org/
World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) http://wgms.ch/
International Argo Project http://www.argo.net/
International Comphensive Ocean – Atomospheric Dataset http://icoads.noaa.gov/
Aerosol Robotic Network https://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Climate data (processed) Surface temperature anomalies https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/anomalies.php#anomalies
http://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadcrut4/index.html
http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/ann_wld.html
http://berkeleyearth.org/
Satellite temperatures (MSU) http://www.nsstc.uah.edu/data/msu/
http://www.remss.com/measurements/upper-air-temperature
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/smcd/emb/mscat/index.php
Sea surface temperatures ftp://eclipse.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/OI-daily-v2/
Stratospheric Temperature http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/temperature/
Sea Ice http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/
http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/
http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm
http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de:8084/amsr/amsre.html
http://arctic-roos.org/observations/satellite-data/sea-ice/ice-area-and-extent-in-arctic
http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php
Radiosondes http://www.univie.ac.at/theoret-met/research/raobcore/
http://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadat/
http://weather.uwyo.edu/upperair/sounding.html
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/http://web.science.unsw.edu.au/~stevensherwood/radproj/index.htmlhttp://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/temp/sterin/sterin.html
Cloud and radiation products https://isccp.giss.nasa.gov/products/onlineData.html
https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/ceres/table_ceres.html
Sea Level http://sealevel.colorado.edu/
http://www.psmsl.org/
Aerosols http://dataipsl.ipsl.jussieu.fr/AEROCOM/
https://gacp.giss.nasa.gov/
Greenhouse Gases https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/aggi/
https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/
https://airs.jpl.nasa.gov/
Snow Cover http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/index.php
GLIMS Glacier Database http://glims.colorado.edu/glacierdata/
Ocean Heat Content https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/3M_HEAT_CONTENT/
https://oceans.pmel.noaa.gov/
Ocean CO2 http://cdiac.ornl.gov/oceans/
GCOS Essential Climate Variables https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/gosic
NOAA Climate Indicators https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/bams
Data Visualization & Analysis GIOVANNI https://giovanni.gsfc.nasa.gov/giovanni/
Climate Explorer http://climexp.knmi.nl/start.cgi?someone@somewhere
IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/
Wood fro trees http://woodfortrees.org/plot/
International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) http://www.ipcc-data.org/maps/
Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium https://www.pacificclimate.org/about-pcic/programs
ClimateWizard http://www.climatewizard.org/
Global Change Master Directory https://gcmd.nasa.gov/
CLIVAR http://www.clivar.org/data/global.php
USA Weather RADAR https://radar.weather.gov/
Canadian Weather RADAR https://weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html
 

Monitoring Arctic Glaciers using Copernicus Sentinel-1 Satellites

ESA’s Climate Change Initiative in Glaciers_CCI Project, a team of researchers are using Copernicus Sentinel-1 SAR data with other optical data to monitor glaciers from space. The Negribreen glacier surge has been captured and shown in the animated gif (credit: ESA)