Introduction. Synthetic Aperture Radar Images: An Overview. Image Interpretation Keys. Regional Land Cover Descriptions. Large Scale Geographical Ensembles. Image Acquisition Specifications into Effect. Annotated Literature. Conclusions. References.
Elizabeth L. Simms is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Memorial University. She received her MSc degree from the Universite de Sherbrooke and completed her PhD from the Universite de Montreal. She worked for the Application Division of the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing on research projects related to the ocean, coastal environment, agriculture, and natural resource monitoring. In 1990, she joined the Department of Geography, Memorial University. Her academic activities include teaching courses in remote sensing, introductory geography information sciences, field methods, research design, and quantitative methods. Dr. Simms is currently coordinator of the Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences. Dr. Simms supervised graduate students in research based on radar and multispectral images, applied to mapping of coastal ice, boundary environments such as the coastal zone, Arctic tree line and glacier ice margins. Her research interest include developing teaching material to assist with learning of land use and land cover interpretation from RADARSAT-2 and COSMO- SkyMed images, developed area intensity classification from synthetic aperture radar, and the evaluation of remote sensing classification schemes for the representation of landscape features described through Aboriginal language.