ALOS African Coverage ESA archive

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Users can freely access the collection using the below links. An active ESA EO Sign In account is required to download the products. ESA internal users can use their ESAAD account.

The products are available for download via the ESA ALOS Optical dedicated dissemination service and catalogue. The data from ALOS PRISM African Coverage ESA archive can be searched and downloaded by treeview and filename As well as via geographical search

Data from ALOS AVNIR-2 African Coverage ESA archive are available on treeview and on Static Map for geographical searches.

ALOS-1 products can also be discovered through ESA's EO Catalogue (EO CAT), which allows users to discover and download products among the available datasets from ESA and Third Party Missions and instruments, using various criteria (spatial, temporal, specific).

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Description

ALOS Africa is a dataset of the best available (cloud minimal, below 10%) African coverage acquired by AVNIR-2 in OBS mode and PRISM in OB1 mode (all Backward, Nadir and Forward views, in separated products), two different collections one for each instrument. The processing level for both AVNIR-2 and PRISM products is L1B.

This dataset is a subset of the main ALOS AVNIR-2 and ALOS PRISM ESA collections.

Details

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

Spatial coverage: 
37 N, -37 S, -26 W, 53 E
Temporal coverage:
2006-07-09 - 2009-05-12
Date of launch:
2006-01-24
Operators:
JAXA
Mission status:
completed
Orbit height:
691.65 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
35 km PRISM, 70 km AVNIR-2
Resolution:
High Resolution - HR (5 - 20 m) Medium Resolution - MR (20 - 500 m)
Wavelengths:
VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm)
Product types:
AV2_OBS_11, PSM_OB1_11

PROCESSING LEVEL

level 1b

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions

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European Space Agency, 2021, Alos African Coverage ESA archive, Version 1.0

RESOURCES

Information on ALOS Optical products for ADEN users
Technical Note
ALOS User Handbook
Product Description
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