Naomi Short

Environmental Scientist

Current research and/or projects

Exploitation of advanced satellite radar techniques to monitor Canada’s northern environments.

SAR interferometry for glacier velocity measurements. A decade long program of monitoring glacier dynamics in the High Arctic with radar satellites, contributing to our understanding of High Arctic glaciology and the impacts of climate change in Canada.

SAR interferometry and new sensor investigation for detecting ground movement in permafrost zones. To understand the magnitude of annual cycles, identify areas experiencing long term degradation and quantify the amount of change.

Research into new SAR sensors, processing techniques, applications and implementation.

Technology transfer to the private sector and to other government departments to operationalize satellite based environmental monitoring.

Education and awards

B.Sc Hons. Geography, Southampton University, UK

M.Sc. Remote Sensing and Glaciology, Memorial University, Newfoundland

Key publications

LeBlanc, A.-M., Short, N., Mathon-Dufour, V., and Chartrand, J. 2015. DInSAR interannual seasonal surface displacement in permafrost terrain, Iqaluit, Nunavut; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7874, 1 .zip file. doi:10.4095/297406

LeBLanc, A-M., Short, N., Mathon-Dufour, Allard, M., Tremblay, T., Oldenborger, G.A. and Chartrand, J. 2015. DInSAR seasonal surface displacement in built and natural permafrost environments, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Proceedings of GeoQuébec 2015, Sept. 20-23, 2015, Québec City.

Wolfe, S.A., Short, N.H., Morse, P.D., Schwarz, S.H. and Stevens, C.W. 2014. Evaluation of RADARSAT-2 DInSAR Seasonal Surface Displacement in Discontinuous Permafrost Terrain, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 40(6):406–422, doi: 10.1080/07038992.2014.1012836

Short, N., LeBlanc, A.-M., Sladen, W., Oldenborger, G., Mathon-Dufour, V. and Brisco, B. 2014. RADARSAT-2 D-InSAR for ground displacement in permafrost terrain, validation from Iqaluit Airport, Baffin Island, Canada. Remote Sensing of Environment. 141, p.40-51, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.10.016

Short, N., LeBlanc, A.-M., Sladen, W., Brisco, B. 2013. RADARSAT-2 InSAR for Monitoring Permafrost Environments: Pangnirtung and Iqaluit. Proceedings of the IEEE RADAR Conference, April 29- May 3, 2013, Ottawa, Canada

Short, N., B. Brisco and K. Murnaghan, 2012. Monitoring Permafrost Environments with InSAR and Polarimetry, Case Studies from Canada, Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, July 22-27, 2012, Munich, Germany. pp. 4034-4037.

Short, N., A –M. LeBlanc, W. E. Sladen, M. Allard, V. Mathon-Dufour, 2012. Seasonal surface displacement derived from InSAR, Iqaluit, Nunavut. Canadian Geoscience Map No. 66, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, 1 sheet, 1 CD-ROM.

Short, N.,  A.-M. LeBlanc, W. E. Sladen, A. –S. Carbonneau and M. Allard, 2012. Seasonal surface displacement derived from InSAR, Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Canadian Geoscience Map No. 67, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, 1 sheet, 1 CD-ROM.

van der Sanden, J.J., T. Geldsetzer, N. Short, and B. Brisco. 2012. Advanced SAR Applications for Canada's Cryosphere (Freshwater Ice and Permafrost) - Final Technical Report for the Government Related Initiatives Program (GRIP). Ottawa, Natural Resources Canada, 80 p

Short, N., B. Brisco, N. Couture, W. Pollard, K. Murnaghan, and P. Budkewitsch, 2011. A Comparison of TerraSAR-X, RADARSAT-2 and ALOS-PALSAR Interferometry for Monitoring Permafrost Environments, Case Study from Herschel Island, Canada, Remote Sensing of Environment, 115: 3491–3506.

Short, N., C.W. Stevens and S.A. Wolfe, 2011. Seasonal surface displacement derived from InSAR, Yellowknife and Surrounding Area, Northwest Territories. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7030, 11 p

Brisco, B., N. Short, J. van der Sanden, R. Landry, and D. Raymond, 2009. A semi-automated tool for surface water mapping with RADARSAT-1. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(4):336-344.

Short, N., B. Brisco, A. L. Gray, P. Budkewitsch and K. Murnaghan, 2008. ALOS InSAR for Permafrost Monitoring Applications. Proceedings of the 2nd ALOS  PI Symposium, Nov 3-7, 2008, Rhodes, Greece. SP-664, ESA Communication Production Office.

Short, N. and A.L. Gray, 2005. Glacier dynamics in the Canadian High Arctic from RADARSAT-1 Speckle Tracking, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 31(3):225-239. Best Paper Award 2005

Gray, A. L., N. Short, K.E. Mattar and K.C. Jezek, 2001. Velocities and Flux of the Filchner Ice Shelf and its Tributaries Determined from Speckle Tracking Interferometry, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 27(3):193:206. Best Paper Award 2001

List of publications for Naomi Short in GEOSCAN