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Data - Data Description
The dataset contains all ESA acquisitions over the ADEN zone (Europe, Africa and the Middle East) plus some products received from JAXA over areas of interest around the world. Further information on ADEN zones can be found in this technical note. ALOS PALSAR products are available in following modes: Fine Beam Single polarisation(FBS), single polarisation (HH or VV)), swath 40-70km, resolution 10m, temporal coverage from 02/05/2006 to 30/03/2011 Fine Beam Double polarisation (FBD), double polarisation (HH/HV or VV/VH), swath 40-70km, resolution 10m, temporal coverage from 02/05/2006 to 30/03/2011 Polarimetry mode (PLR), with four polarisations simultaneously: swath 30km, resolution 30m, temporal coverage from 26/08/2006 to 14/04/2011 ScanSAR Burst mode 1 (WB1), single polarisation: swath 250-350km, resolution 100m, temporal coverage from 12/06/2006 to 21/04/2011. Following processing levels are available: RAW( level 1.0): Raw data generated by every downlink segment and every band. Divided into an equivalent size to one scene. SLC (level 1.1): Slant range single look complex product. Not available for WB1 GDH (level 1.5): Ground range Detected, Normal resolution product GEC (level 1.5): Geocoded product. The table summarises the ALOS PALSAR offer. Instrument mode Product type Processing level description JAXA processing level equivalent Fine Beam Single polarisation (HH or VV) FBS_RAW_0P Raw data generated by every downlink segment and every band. Divided into an equivalent size to one scene. 1.0 FBS_GDH_1P Ground range Detected, Normal resolution product 1.5 FBS_GEC_1P Geocoded product 1.5 FBS_SLC_1P Slant range single look complex product 1.1 Fine Beam Double polarisation (HH/HV or VV/VH) FBD_RAW_0P Raw data generated by every downlink segment and every band. Divided into an equivalent size to one scene. 1.0 FBD_GDH_1P Ground range Detected, Normal resolution product 1.5 FBD_GEC_1P Geocoded product 1.5 FBD_SLC_1P Slant range single look complex product 1.1 Polarimetry mode (4 polarisation) PLR_RAW_0P Raw data generated by every downlink segment and every band. Divided into an equivalent size to one scene. 1.0 PLR_GDH_1P Ground range Detected, Normal resolution product 1.5 PLR_GEC_1P Geocoded product 1.5 PLR_SLC_1P Slant range single look complex product 1.1 ScanSAR Burst mode 1 (single polarisation) WB1_RAW_0P Raw data generated by every downlink segment and every band. Divided into an equivalent size to one scene. 1.0 WB1_GDH_1P Ground range Detected, Normal resolution product 1.5 WB1_GEC_1P Geocoded product 1.5
Data - Data Description
CryoSat's primary payload is the SAR/Interferometric Radar Altimeter (SIRAL) which has extended capabilities to meet the measurement requirements for ice-sheet elevation and sea-ice freeboard. CryoSat also carries three star trackers for measuring the orientation of the baseline. In addition, a radio receiver called Doppler Orbit and Radio Positioning Integration by Satellite (DORIS) and a small laser retroreflector ensures that CryoSat's position will be accurately tracked. More detailed information on CryoSat instruments is available on the CryoSat mission page. The following CryoSat datasets are available and distributed to users: Level 1B and L2 Ice products: NRT, LRM, SAR and SARIn Consolidated Level 2 (GDR): (LRM+SAR+SARIN) consolidated ice products over an orbit Intermediate Level 2 Ice products: LRM, SAR and SARIn L1b and L2 Ocean Products: NOP, GOP and IOP Cryo-TEMPO Land Ice Cryo-TEMPO Sea Ice Cryo-TEMPO Coastal Ocean Cryo-TEMPO Polar Ocean Cryo-TEMPO Inland Waters Cryo-TEMPO EOLIS Point Products Cryo-TEMPO EOLIS Gridded Products CryoSat Quaternions Product. Detailed information concerning each of the above datasets is available in the CryoSat Products Overview. CryoSat Ice and Ocean products CryoSat Level 1B altimetric products contain time and geo-location information as well as SIRAL measurements in engineering units. Calibration corrections are included and have been applied to the window delay computations. In Offline products, geophysical corrections are computed from Analysis Auxiliary Data Files (ADFs), whereas in FDM products corrections are computed for Forecast ADFs. All corrections are included in the data products and therefore the range can be calculated by taking into account the surface type. The Offline Level 2 LRM, SAR and SARIn ice altimetric products are generated 30 days after data acquisition and are principally dedicated to glaciologists working on sea-ice and land-ice areas. The Level 2 FDM products are near-real time ocean products, generated 2-3 hours after data acquisition, and fulfill the needs of some ocean operational services. Level 2 products contain the time of measurement, the geo-location and the height of the surface. IOP and GOP are outputs of the CryoSat Ocean Processor. These products are dedicated to the study of ocean surfaces, and provided specifically for the needs of the oceanographic community. IOP are generated 2-3 days after data sensing acquisition and use the DORIS Preliminary Orbit. GOP are typically generated 30 days after data sensing acquisition and use the DORIS Precise Orbit. Geophysical corrections are computed from the Analysis ADFs, however following the oceanographic convention the corrections are available but not directly applied to the range (as for FDM). CryoSat Ice and Ocean products can be accessed through ftp://science-pds.cryosat.esa.int/ via an FTP client and HTTPS under the folders named “SIR_” followed by the data product type and the processing level (e.g., SIR_SAR_L2 for Level 2 SAR data). Additionally, data can be downloaded from all the other services listed in the How to Access Data section. Cryo-TEMPO Products The CryoSat ThEMatic PrOducts (Cryo-TEMPO) projects aim to deliver a new paradigm of simplified, harmonized, and agile CryoSat-2 products, that are easily accessible to new communities of non-altimeter experts and end users. The Cryo-TEMPO datasets include dedicated products over five thematic areas, covering Sea Ice, Land Ice, Polar Ocean, Coastal Ocean and Inland Water. The standard Cryo-TEMPO products include fully-traceable uncertainties and use rapidly evolving, state-of-the-art processing dedicated to each thematic area. Throughout the project, the products will be constantly evolved, and validated by a group of Thematic Users, thus ensuring optimal relevance and impact for the intended target communities. More information on the Cryo-TEMPO products can be found in the Product Handbook and on the Project Website. The products can be accessed through ftp://science-pds.cryosat.esa.int/ via an FTP client and HTTPS under the folders named “TEMPO_*_(SI/LI/PO/CO/IW)", where the last two letters are the initials of the thematic area (e.g., SI stands for Sea Ice). Cryo-TEMPO EOLIS The CryoTEMPO-EOLIS swath product exploits CryoSat's SARIn mode and the novel Swath processing technique to deliver increased spatial and temporal coverage of time-dependent elevation over land ice, a critical metric for tracking ice mass trends in support to a wide variety of end-users. The dataset consists of systematic reprocessing of the entire CryoSat archive to generate new L2-Swath products, increasing data sampling by 1 to 2 orders of magnitude compared with the operational L2 ESA product. In addition, the EOLIS dataset is joined with the ESA L2 Point-Of-Closest-Approach to generate monthly DEM (Digital Elevation Model) products. This dataset will further the ability of the community to analyse and understand trends across the Greenland Ice Sheet margin, Antarctica and several mountain glaciers and ice caps around the world. More information on the Cryo-TEMPO products can be found on the Project Website and the products can be accessed through ftp://science-pds.cryosat.esa.int/ via an FTP client and HTTPS under the folders named “TEMPO_SWATH_(POINT/GRID)”, where the last word is used to choose between the available “Point” and “Gridded” datasets. Additionally, Cryo-TEMPO EOLIS products can be visualised and downloaded from the CS2EO Platform. CryoSat Quaternions Product This product contains the attitude quaternions for the CryoSat-2 mission. It is obtained starting from the corrected mispointing angles measured by the platform star trackers. More information on the product can be found in the Algorithm Description and Product Format Specification documents. The quaternions product can be accessed through CryoSat CalVal FTP server ftp://calval-pds.cryosat.esa.int via an FTP client under the “AUX_PROQUA” folder. Accounts will be created for each interested user and should be requested from the CryoSat Mission Geophysicist, Dr. Alessandro Di Bella (email@example.com).
Data - Data Description
International Polar Year (IPY), focusing on the north and south polar regions, aimed to investigate the impact of how changes to the ice sheets affect ocean and climate change to the habitats in these regions. IPY was a collaborative project involving over sixty countries for two years from March 2007 to March 2009. To meet the project goal, world space agencies observed these regions intensively using their own Earth observation satellites. One of these satellites, ALOS - with the PALSAR (Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar) sensor - observed these regions independently from day-night conditions or weather conditions. Carrying on this initiative, ESA is providing the ALOS PALSAR IPY Antarctica dataset, which consists of full resolution ALOS PALSAR ScanSAR WB1 products (100 m spatial resolution) over Antarctica from July 2008 (cycle 21) to December 2008 (Cycle 24) and from May 2009 (cycle 27) to March 2010 (cycle 31). Missing products between the two periods above is due to L0 data over Antarctica not being available in ADEN archives and not processed to L1. Spatial coverage: Check the spatial coverage of the collection on a map available on the Third Party Missions Dissemination Service.