Mapping Winter Liquid Water Availability (R2) for Lakes on the North Slope Coastal Plain of Alaska Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

Reports: Timeseries, modeling, PALSAR

This record provides a time series investigation of North Slope lakes within a small pilot study area to illustrate the observed changes in ERS-2 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) response and lake condition over time. An investigation of PALSAR radar dynamics for two example lakes is also provided. A review of the mechanisms of radar backscatter and modeling is also compiled in another report.

A link to products from SAR mapping of winter water availability on the North Slope are provided below.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
ISO Topics imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, inlandWaters
Primary Contact Liza Jenkins (
Other Contacts Robert Shuchman (Email:
Primary Organization Michigan Tech Research Institute
Funding Organizations National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Other Organizations UAF Alaska Satellite Facility, North Slope Science Initiative, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, UAF Geographic Information Network of Alaska
Organization Types Academic, Federal
Geo-keywords North Slope
Start Date 2010-10-15
Created February 23, 2016, 01:25 (AKST)
Last Updated July 1, 2021, 19:29 (AKDT)