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INSTRUMENTS

Explore the many instruments the European Space Agency use to observe the Earth. ESA offer data from a wide range of optical, radar, atmospheric, altimetric and gravimetric instrumentation.

  • Instrument - Interferometric Radiometers

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    SMOS product availability

        LO + NIR     LO + Long     LO + NIR + Long     LO + FTT     LO + Electrical Stability     LO + NIR + Long + FTT     LO + Short     LO + Long + Short Current

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

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    SAR (ERS) Processor Releases

    Processor Releases It should be noted that for SAR, each product ordered is processed directly from the raw data, using the current version of the SAR

  • Instrument - Imaging Radars

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    PALSAR

    A small percentage of ALOS PALSAR products processed by the current installed ESA IPF are affected by a known quality issue; IPF failures due to PRF changes

  • Instrument - Imaging Radars

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    PALSAR Processor Releases

    Processor Releases The current ALOS PALSAR IPF integrated within the ESA On-The-Fly system is v4.16p9, installed on 24 January 2017.

  • Instrument - Imaging Radars

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    ASAR Processor Releases

    5.03 26 May 2009 5.03L02 25 August 2009 5.03L03 9 October 2009 5.04 17 September 2010 6.00 16 December 2011 6.02 30 April 2012 6.03 3 July 2015 (current

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

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    SAR (ERS)

    Processor Releases It should be noted that for SAR, each product ordered is processed directly from the raw data, using the current version of the SAR

  • Instrument - Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers

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    TIRS Product Anomalies

    information on new or temporary artifacts, how they are addressed and corrected, and provides up-to-date information and details regarding known issues and current

  • Instrument - Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers

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    Vegetation (VGT) Quality Control Reports

    are generated every three months and provide information about: Absolute and inter-band radiometric accuracy Multi-temporal radiometric accuracy Dark current

  • Instrument - Accelerometers

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    EGG

    This opened a window into Earth's interior structure, as well as the currents circulating within the depths of its oceans.

  • Instrument - Interferometric Radiometers

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    Products Information

    For an optimal exploitation of the current SMOS L2 data set V620 consult the read-me-first notes available for V620 soil moisture data and V622 sea surface

  • Instrument - Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers

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    Operational Land Imager (OLI) Overview

    Off-nadir imaging is currently only done at night for TIRS-calibration purposes when it does not impact Nadir day-time imaging; it must be approved by

  • Instrument - Imaging Radars

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    PALSAR Quality Control Reports

    Read more ALOS PALSAR Quality Disclaimer A small percentage of ALOS PALSAR products processed by the current installed ESA IPF are affected by a known

  • Instrument - Imaging Radars

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    ASAR Products Information

    Higher level products (Level 2) can then be derived from L1 products; however, this is currently only done with Wave mode.

  • Instrument - Imaging Radars

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    PALSAR Products Information

    The service currently provides access from ESA's archive to the following PALSAR L1 high-resolution data products.

  • Instrument - Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers

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    Vegetation (VGT) Processor Releases

    The current processor software version, used for a full reprocessing of the PROBA-V archive and also for the operational ground segment includes significant

  • Instrument - Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers

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    Vegetation (VGT) Cal/Val

    acquisition in uncompressed mode Greenland (only during June/July): during one week daily acquisitions in uncompressed mode Weekly Calibration acquisition Dark current

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

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    SAR (ERS) Interferometry

    In addition, components of the interferometric signal such as anomalous signal path lengths introduced by atmospheric effects are currently treated as

  • Instrument - Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers

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    MERIS Applications

    including SARs and radar altimeters, have a remarkable sensitivity to the roughness and height of the ocean surface, enabling the detection of ocean currents

  • Instrument - Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers

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    Thematic Mapper (TM) Processor Releases

    root mean square (RMS) error of GCP displacement B TM radiometric calibration Update to radiometric calibration strategy for TM reflective bands (Dark Current

  • Instrument - Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers

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    Multi Spectral Scanner (MSS) Processor Releases

    root mean square (RMS) error of GCP displacement B TM radiometric calibration Update to radiometric calibration strategy for TM reflective bands (Dark Current

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