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Overview of the Shuttle Imaging Radar-B Preliminary Scientific Results

Elachi, Charles and Cimino, JoBea and Settle, M. (1986) Overview of the Shuttle Imaging Radar-B Preliminary Scientific Results. Science, 232 (4757). pp. 1511-1516. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.232.4757.1511.

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The Shuttle Imaging Radar-B experiment consisted of a large number of scientific investigations in the earth sciences. Nine oceanographic experiments were conducted to study the generation and propagation of surface waves, the dynamics of internal waves, oil slick detection, and the properties of southern polar ice. Stereo imaging from space allowed three-dimensional viewing of surface features. Geologic experiments were conducted to study subsurface penetration, structural mapping, and lithologic classification. Imaging radar angular scatterometry was used in the vegetation cover, forest type, and urban areas classification experiments. This article provides an overview of the scientific results, some of which are also presented in this issue.

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Additional Information:© 1986 American Association for the Advancement of Science. We acknowledge the support of S. Tilford and R. Monson throughout the SIR-B program and, m particular, during the flight. We thank our colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Johnson Space Center who designed, developed, tested, and operated the SIR-B sensor. In particular, we acknowledge the efforts of E. Caro, B. Huncycutt, S. Wall, J. Curlander, M. Ruzek, B. Holt, and those who were part of the SIR-B implementation and operation team, and of numerous people at the Johnson Space Center, particularly R. Baldwin, L. Godwin, and H. Nitschke. This work was supported by NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications. This article presents the results of one phase of research carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Official Citation:Overview of the Shuttle Imaging Radar-B Preliminary Scientific Results CHARLES ELACHI, JOEA CIMINO, and M. SETTLE Science 20 June 1986: 232 (4757), 1511-1516. [DOI:10.1126/science.232.4757.1511]
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