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Dataset Collection


ESA Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Advanced-SAR (ASAR) radar backscatter measurements

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Publication State: published


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

This dataset collection contains Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data from the European Remote Sensing (ERS) satellites ERS-1 and ERS-2, and Advanced SAR data from Envisat. 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): ESA Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Advanced-SAR (ASAR) radar backscatter measurements. NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: esasar
Keywords: ESA, SAR, ASAR, satellite

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