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NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facility (ARSF) Remote Sensing Data

Status: Not defined
Publication State: published

Abstract

The Airborne Research & Survey Facility (ARSF, formerly Airborne Remote Sensing Facility) is managed by NERC Scientific Services and Programme Management. It provides the UK environmental science community, and other potential users, with the means to obtain remotely-sensed data in the form of synoptic analogue and digital imagery for use in research, survey and monitoring programmes. Data offered by the facility includes:

1) Aerial photography data collected with an analogue camera, the Wild RC-10 visible NIR, in conjunction with CASI and ATM instruments.

2) Airborne Thematic Mapper (ATM): ARSF has flown two ATM instruments over the period 1982 - 2008: the Daedalus 1268 was operated from 1982 until 1998. Since 1996 and until 2008 an upgraded version - the Azimuth Systems AZ-16 was used, along with an improved data acquisition system.

3) LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data from an Optech ALTM 3033 instrument. The sensor is on loan to the ARSF only for some periods of the year from the Unit of Landscape Modelling (ULM) at Cambridge University.

4) High spectral and spatial resolution data from the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI 2). The CASI 2, produced by Itres Research of Canada, is a two-dimensional CCD array-based pushbroom imaging spectrograph operated by ARSF until 2007

5) High spectral and spatial resolution data from the AISA Eagle and Hawk hyperspectral sensors (since 2007). The AISA Eagle is a 12 bit, pushbroom, hyperspectral sensor with a 1000 pixel swath width, covering the visible and near infra-red spectrum 400 - 970nm. The AISA Hawk is a 14 bit sensor able to capture short wave infrared wavelengths, 970 - 2450nm.

The ARSF currently uses a Dornier 228 aircraft. This extensively modified aircraft is not only capable of accommodating the current ARSF core instrumentation, as well as additional experimental optical and geophysical sensors, but is also configured to deploy a range of atmospheric instrumentation and samplers. Such a comprehensive data service cannot be easily achieved by other survey techniques. The operational flying season generally spans from early March until early October. Three elements determine this period: weather, solar zenith angle and vegetation state; maintenance on the aircraft; sensor maintenance as this is performed by the manufacturers between November and January. Every day during this season, the ARSF has to make difficult decisions on whether or not to attempt flying based on weather forecasts, and to prioritise the most important projects based on many parameters. Flying schedule is available from the ARSF website.

The NEODC holds the entire archive of Airborne Thematic Mapper (ATM) and Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI) data acquired by the NERC ARSF. High-resolution scanned digital versions of the entire collection of analogue photographs are now also available as well as selected LiDAR-derived elevation and terrain models for selected sites flown using the sensor.

Citable as:NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facility; Airborne Research and Survey Facility (2007): NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facility (ARSF) Remote Sensing Data. NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/55d1c9b6e7a4ce41b7a6f8416b7b6261
Abbreviation: ARSF
Keywords: NERC, ARSF, CASI, ATM, LiDAR, EAGLE, HAWK

Upcoming datasets

Dataset supports the following projects:
 ARSF - Flight 03/07: Reading area
 ARSF - Flight MC04/09: Slovenia - Idrija and Ravne Faults
 ARSF - Flight GB05/16: Birmingham area
 ARSF - Flight 03/xx: Sawtry area
 ARSF - Flight GB2004/21: Chilbolton area
 ARSF - Flight 03/CAL: Calibration over Monks Wood area
 ARSF - Flight 04/999: Test - Monks Wood area
 ARSF - Flight GB05/15: Fingringhoe area
 ARSF - Flight 03/20: Glass Sat Cal Project
 ARSF - Flight 03/28: Bath area
 ARSF - Flight 03/02: Arctic Sea Ice
 ARSF - Flight 03/22: Sound of Eriskay area
 ARSF - Flight 02/04: Plymouth area
 ARSF - Flight 02/20: River Frome
 ARSF - Flight 02/35: Newport Bay area
 ARSF - Flight 02/test: Monks Wood area
 ARSF - Flight 00/20: Bedfordshire and West Midlands areas
 ARSF - Flight 95/20: Tweed Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 99/01: Griffin Forest, Alice Holt area
 ARSF - Flight 01/40: Black Ven area
 ARSF - Flight 01/test: Monks Wood area
 ARSF - Flight 97/test: Denmark, Storebaelt Bridge area
 ARSF - Flight 00/28: River Nith
 ARSF - Flight 00/22: New Forest area
 ARSF - Flight 01/41: Unnamed Project
 ARSF - Flight 00/01: France, Morbihan area
 ARSF - Flight 94/09: Glensaugh, Sourhope (North), Sourhope (South), Drayton, Wytham, Rothamsted, Cairngorms, Snowdonia, Porton, Alice Holt, North Wyke and Moor House areas
 ARSF - Flight 97/18: Auchencarroch, Tarbolton Ayrshire and Greengairs areas
 ARSF - Flight 01/42: Netherlands, Millingerwaard area
 ARSF - Flight 98/xx: North West Norfolk area
 ARSF - Flight 98/06: Conington area
 ARSF - Flight 00/25: Isle of Islay
 ARSF - Flight 99/08: Grimsby, Immingham and Hessle areas
 ARSF - Flight 00/test: Monks Wood area
 ARSF - Flight 95/35: Alps Italy and Austria, Ecomont area
 ARSF - Flight 95/16: Spain, Rodalquilar area
 ARSF - Flight 97/21: Tweed Estuary and Humber Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 95/29: Spain - Rodalquilar and Carboneras areas
 ARSF - Flight 95/30: Spain, Coto Donana area
 ARSF - Flight 95/34: Lake Vrynwy area
 ARSF - Flight 93/05: Spain, Portugos area
 ARSF - Flight 96/32: Salisbury Plain
 ARSF - Flight 96/02: Llanbrynmair Moor area
 ARSF - Flight 96/29: Spain, Rambla Honda, Velez del Rubio and Rambla de Noglate areas
 ARSF - Flight 94/14: Tamar Valley area
 ARSF - Flight 97/09: Kilham area
 ARSF - Flight 96/36: Walsall and Wolverhampton areas
 ARSF - Flight 96/23: Spain - Puerto Lumbreras, Embalse de Puentes and Las Palas areas
 ARSF - Flight 96/33: Porton Down area
 ARSF - Flight 96/30: Spain, Rambla Honda, Velez del Rubio, Rambla de Nogalte and Rambla del Chortal areas
 ARSF - Flight 94/25: Charmouth area
 ARSF - Flight 96/28: Spain - Las Palas and Puerto Lumbreras areas
 ARSF - Flight 95/xx: Conington area
 ARSF - Flight 96/xx: Llyn Brianne area
 ARSF - Flight 95/x: Llyn Brianne area
 ARSF - Flight 96/34: Lake Vyrnwy
 ARSF - Flight 94/26: Black Ven area
 ARSF - Flight 96/test: Monks Wood area
 ARSF - Flight 93/19: Thorney Island area
 ARSF - Flight 93/RT: River Tay flood plain
 ARSF - Flight 94/18: Broadbalk area
 ARSF - Flight 93/xx: South Downs area
 ARSF - Flight 91/28: France, Col de Peyrelue area
 ARSF - Flight 92/16: Somme Basin and French Coast area
 ARSF - Flight 92/21: River Severn, Caersws area
 ARSF - Flight 91/15: Tamar Valley area
 ARSF - Flight 90/02: Central Highlands area
 ARSF - Flight 89/15: Vale of Clwyd area
 ARSF - Flight 88/34: Skelmersdale area
 ARSF - Flight 91/31: Stour Valley area
 ARSF - Flight 91/43: South Coast area
 ARSF - Flight 86/01: Brooms Barn area
 ARSF - Flight 90/15: Somerset Levels area
 ARSF - Flight 90/06: West Cumbria, Ullock area
 ARSF - Flight 91/40: Charmouth area
 ARSF - Flight 89/30: Wolferton Creek, Welney, Woodwalton Fen, Monks Wood, Swavesey and Littlebury Green areas
 ARSF - Flight 91/44: Humber Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 89/28: Helmsdale area
 ARSF - Flight 91/41: Whitehaven area
 ARSF - Flight 89/27: River Severn
 ARSF - Flight 90/12: Broadbalk area
 ARSF - Flight 90/17: Somerset Levels area
 ARSF - Flight 86/29: Avon Valley area
 ARSF - Flight 86/12: Skipwith Common area
 ARSF - Flight 88/36: Charmouth area
 ARSF - Flight 88/37: Folkestone area
 ARSF - Flight 86/30: Irish Sea
 ARSF - Flight 86/37: Southampton Water area
 ARSF - Flight 86/44: Bentley Wood, Whitecross Green Wood, Shabbington Wood and Waterperry Wood areas
 ARSF - Flight 86/47: Brentwood area
 ARSF - Flight 86/50: Picket Wood, Somerford Common and Ampfield Wood areas
 ARSF - Flight 83/16: Derbyshire area
 ARSF - Flight 85/19: Bawtry (W) area
 ARSF - Flight 86/xx: Liphook area
 ARSF - Flight 91/29: Anglesey area
 ARSF - Flight 85/XX: Swindon area
 ARSF - Flight 85/CR30: Newborough Forest area
 ARSF - Flight 84/28: Loch Assynt area
 ARSF - Flight 85/02: Rothamsted area
 ARSF - Flight 85/30: Snowdonia and Aber areas
 ARSF - Flight 92/08: River Tay
 ARSF - Flight 84/test: Kidlington area
 ARSF - Flight 85/18: Bawtry (E) area
 ARSF - Flight 91/04: Grafham Water and Monks Wood areas
 ARSF - Flight 85/RE: River Estuaries
 ARSF - Flight 84/26: Strath Oykel area
 ARSF - Flight 85/32: Swindon area
 ARSF - Flight 91/05: North Sea, Rotterdam area
 ARSF - Flight 83/R3: Weston-super-Mare area
 ARSF - Flight 84/35: Swansea area
 ARSF - Flight 83/test: Swindon area
 ARSF - Flight 83/47: Norwich, Strumpshaw Marsh area
 ARSF - Flight 82/24: Windermere area
 ARSF - Flight 92/10: Insh Marshes area
 ARSF - Flight 88/01: Severn Valley area
 ARSF - Flight 88/10: North Dartmoor area
 ARSF - Flight 96/15: Beaulieu Heath area
 ARSF - Flight 88/07: Bell Rock area
 ARSF - Flight 87/51: Conway Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 87/27: Esthwaite Water area
 ARSF - Flight 88/11: Hertord area
 ARSF - Flight 88/05: Fife and Tayside areas
 ARSF - Flight 87/48: Crymlyn Bog area
 ARSF - Flight 87/47: Dolgellau area
 ARSF - Flight 88/31: Guiting Power area
 ARSF - Flight 88/17: Belper area
 ARSF - Flight 88/16: Belper area
 ARSF - Flight 87/44: Aran Fawddwy area
 ARSF - Flight 88/06: North Sea Teeside and Humberside areas
 ARSF - Flight 87/20: Hunterston area
 ARSF - Flight 88/14: Tay Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 87/43: Hamford and West Mersea areas
 ARSF - Flight 88/03: Aberlady Bay area
 ARSF - Flight 87/32: Clipstone Forest area
 ARSF - Flight 88/38: Ironbridge area
 ARSF - Flight 87/58: Brue Valley area
 ARSF - Flight 87/50: River Esk and River Duddon Catchment areas
 ARSF - Flight 87/57: Parys Mountain area
 ARSF - Flight 87/06: Yorkshire Wolds area
 ARSF - Flight 87/12: Hunterston area
 ARSF - Flight 86/15: Derwent Fells area
 ARSF - Flight 86/16: Tay Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 98/08: Bosworth Field area
 ARSF - Flight 97/19: Trough of Bowland, Wet Sleddale and Auchencarroch areas
 ARSF - Flight 98/18: Newbiggin Crag area
 ARSF - Flight 86/34: Skomer Island, West Angle Bay, Freshwater West and Stackpole Quay areas
 ARSF - Flight 85/CR2: Wellesbourne area
 ARSF - Flight 98/21: Faringdon area
 ARSF - Flight 98/12: Pang Catchment, Wallingford area
 ARSF - Flight 98/09: Barrmill area
 ARSF - Flight 93/16: Dufton Pike area
 ARSF - Flight 98/14: Stonton Brook and the River Welland
 ARSF - Flight 03/24: Ythan Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 97/02: Broadway area
 ARSF - Flight 91/09: Lake Vrywny and Rutland Water areas
 ARSF - Flight 98/05: Creuddyn Peninsula area
 ARSF - Flight 98/10: Inshriach and Rothiemurchus area
 ARSF - Flight 98/13: Holderness and Immingham area
 ARSF - Flight 95/03: River Severn
 ARSF - Flight 98/test: Monks Wood area
 ARSF - Flight 98/19: Netherlands, Westerschelde Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 95/07: Kingsteignton and Chelson Meadow areas
 ARSF - Flight 98/20: Hunston area
 ARSF - Flight 95/08: Ashford area
 ARSF - Flight 95/15: Italy, Ecomont to Bondone area
 ARSF - Flight 96/05: Portsmouth Bay area
 ARSF - Flight 96/08: Ribble Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 96/18: Bailden to Denholme area
 ARSF - Flight 97/16: Warren Hills, Beacon Hill and Bradgate Park areas
 ARSF - Flight 95/01: Caldicot Levels area
 ARSF - Flight 97/11: Dee Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 96/31: Southwest Approaches
 ARSF - Flight 97/06: Rostherne area
 ARSF - Flight 95/05: Wroxeter area
 ARSF - Flight 97/04: Kirkcudbright Bay area
 ARSF - Flight 97/17: Barton Bendish area
 ARSF - Flight 97/14: Whiteford and Kenfig Burrows
 ARSF - Flight 97/07: Blyth Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 97/05: Loch Ness, Loch Awe and Loch Lomond
 ARSF - Flight 95/24: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Humber Estuary, RACS Moorings, Holderness, Brough and Rivers Ouse and Humber
 ARSF - Flight 95/02: River Ribble
 ARSF - Flight 95/14: Broadbalk area
 ARSF - Flight 95/11: Outer Hebrides, South Uist area
 ARSF - Flight 96/07: New Forest, Frame Wood
 ARSF - Flight 95/09: Rivers Tweed, Trent, Tame, Aire, Nidd, Wharfe, Ure, Wiske and Swale
 ARSF - Flight 96/03: River Ythan and Montrose Basin area
 ARSF - Flight 96/12: Spain, Tabernas area
 ARSF - Flight 96/04: Kinloch, Kintail and Kingussie areas
 ARSF - Flight 96/10: Spain, Tabernas area
 ARSF - Flight 96/14: Bradgate Park, Beacon Hill, Warren Hills and Charnwood Forest areas
 ARSF - Flight 96/16: Isle of Grain
 ARSF - Flight 96/21: Blackbrook Catchment area
 ARSF - Flight 96/22: Blackbrook Catchment area
 ARSF - Flight 94/03: River Test
 ARSF - Flight 95/18: Isle of Grain
 ARSF - Flight 93/03: Llyn Brianne area
 ARSF - Flight 93/25: Flanders Moss area
 ARSF - Flight 93/18: Loch Spelve area
 ARSF - Flight 94/02: Christchurch Bay and Southampton Water areas
 ARSF - Flight 93/10: Garboldisham and Hambledon areas
 ARSF - Flight 95/23: Denny Lodge area
 ARSF - Flight 95/21: Bere Regis area
 ARSF - Flight 93/23: Goss Moor area
 ARSF - Flight 94/08: Plynlimon area
 ARSF - Flight 95/26: Shuttleworth Farm area
 ARSF - Flight 94/01: Rivers at York and Goole
 ARSF - Flight 93/09: River Tay
 ARSF - Flight 95/22: Cutsdean area
 ARSF - Flight 93/08: Ullswater area
 ARSF - Flight 95/25: Plymouth area
 ARSF - Flight 94/05: Rivers Ythan, Eden, Lune, Dyfi, Alde, Deben, Swale, Tamar and Plym. Auchencairn, Foryd and Swansea Bays. Duddon, Artro and Mawddach Estuaries. Cromarty, Montrose Basin, Tyningham, Breydon Water, Blyth, Pagham Harbour and Hayle areas
 ARSF - Flight 94/11: Wolverhampton area
 ARSF - Flight 94/07: Shuttleworth Farm area
 ARSF - Flight 94/20: Folkestone Warren area
 ARSF - Flight 94/16: Aber Valley area
 ARSF - Flight 94/17: Middlebere Heath area
 ARSF - Flight 94/23: River Lavant
 ARSF - Flight 94/24: Teesmouth area
 ARSF - Flight 92/09: Bracknell area
 ARSF - Flight 92/17: River Ouse at York and Goole
 ARSF - Flight 91/27: Dover Straits area
 ARSF - Flight 94/test: Monks Wood area
 ARSF - Flight 92/23: Lands End, Lizard area
 ARSF - Flight 92/04: Orpington area
 ARSF - Flight 91/37: Spain, Carboneras area
 ARSF - Flight 92/07: Langstone Harbour and Chichester Harbour
 ARSF - Flight 91/08: Spain, Carboneras Inshore Waters area
 ARSF - Flight 91/30: Spain, Embalse de Iznajar area
 ARSF - Flight 92/15: Heslerton area
 ARSF - Flight 91/22: Spain, Cabo de Gata area
 ARSF - Flight 92/13: Cefni Reservoir and Llyn Alaw areas
 ARSF - Flight 92/01: Loch Fleet area
 ARSF - Flight 91/36: Spain - Ardales and Antequera areas
 ARSF - Flight 92/06: Loch Spelve area
 ARSF - Flight 91/02: Moor House Nature Reserve
 ARSF - Flight 91/01: Wytham area
 ARSF - Flight 92/18: Dudley and Queslett areas
 ARSF - Flight 91/06: Montrose Basin area
 ARSF - Flight 92/22: Teesmouth area
 ARSF - Flight 91/17: Cym Dyli area
 ARSF - Flight 91/18: Llyn Brianne area
 ARSF - Flight 91/25: Tay Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 91/32: Loch Linnhe area
 ARSF - Flight 91/35: River Severn
 ARSF - Flight 90/18: River Teme
 ARSF - Flight 90/39: Nottingham area
 ARSF - Flight 90/25: Plymouth Sound area
 ARSF - Flight 90/01: Tyndrum area
 ARSF - Flight 90/13: Slapton Ley area
 ARSF - Flight 90/37: Slapton Ley area
 ARSF - Flight 90/32: Dover Straits area
 ARSF - Flight 90/21: River Tywi
 ARSF - Flight 90/19: Slapton Ley area
 ARSF - Flight 90/05: Castle Donington area
 ARSF - Flight 90/14: Cym Dyli area
 ARSF - Flight 90/30: St. Abbs Head and Bell rock areas
 ARSF - Flight 90/23: Severn Valley area
 ARSF - Flight 90/10: River Great Ouse
 ARSF - Flight 90/29: Wylfa area
 ARSF - Flight 90/20: Slapton area
 ARSF - Flight 90/34: Slapton Ley area
 ARSF - Flight 90/22: Torness area
 ARSF - Flight 90/28: Cardigan Bay area
 ARSF - Flight 90/38: Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bedford
 ARSF - Flight 90/35: Snowdonia area
 ARSF - Flight 90/41: Welland Valley and Nene Valley
 ARSF - Flight 90/42: Grafham Water area
 ARSF - Flight 90/43: Swansea area
 ARSF - Flight 89/01: Charmouth East area
 ARSF - Flight 89/02: The Potteries area
 ARSF - Flight 89/12: Torness area
 ARSF - Flight 89/16: Sennybridge Range area
 ARSF - Flight 89/09: Tamar Valley area
 ARSF - Flight 89/03: Tay Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 89/06: Plymouth Sound area
 ARSF - Flight 89/18: Conington area
 ARSF - Flight 89/04: River Exe area
 ARSF - Flight 89/14: Gedney Hill and Gwydyr Forest area
 ARSF - Flight 89/11: Newborough Warren area
 ARSF - Flight 89/07: Whistand Bay and Exe Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 89/05: Ash Ranges area
 ARSF - Flight 88/12: Severn Estuary
 ARSF - Flight 89/17: Panshanger area
 ARSF - Flight 89/31: Thetford and Reedham areas