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European Remote Sensing Satellite 2 (ERS-2): Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data

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Latest Data Update: 2008-09-22
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-08-09
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 216 Files | 20GB


The European Space Agency's Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instruments have been flown on board ERS-1, ERS-2 and the Advanced SAR (ASAR) on board Envisat. The ERS-1, ERS-2 and Envisat satellites, launched in 1991, 1995 and 2002 respectively, are ESA multi-payload, Earth observation satellites.

This dataset contains Synthetic Aperture Radar(SAR) data from the European Remote Sensing satellites ERS-2.

The ERS-1 mission began in 1991 and ended in 2000, and ERS-2 and Envisat are still ongoing. SAR provides high resolution images, ocean wave spectra data and wind direction vector data. They are available through the NEODC to UK based students only.

Citable as:  European Space Agency (2007): European Remote Sensing Satellite 2 (ERS-2): Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ESA, SAR, satellite


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Data collected and prepared by ESA before a copy was obtained directly from ESA by NEODC for use by UK student community

Data Quality:
Data were prepared by ESA. Refer to ESA documentation for quality statement
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Data are tar formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: ERS-2

Computation Element: 1

Abstract This computation involved: DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on ERS-2. European Remote Sensing satellite 2
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  • long_name: Engineering
  • names: Engineering
  • long_name: Radar
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Spectral/Engineering > Radar,
  • long_name: Radar Imagery
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Radar Imagery
  • names:, Radar Imagery

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