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  • Document - Technical Note

    1 Mar 2019

    Document - Technical Note

    The SeaSat-A Synthetic Aperture Radar System

    The SeaSat-A synthetic aperture radar imaging radar system (SAR) was the first imaging radar system used as a scientific instrument from Earth orbit. The system generated continuous radar imagery with a 100 km swath at a resolution of 25 m from an 800 km altitude orbit. The imagery is a pictorial representation of the radar backscatter of the Earth's surface in a map-like representation.

  • Document - General Reference

    1 Mar 2019

    Document - General Reference

    SeaSat views Oceans and Sea Ice with Synthetic Aperture Radar

    Fifty-one Seasat synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) images of the oceans and sea ice are presented in this document to demonstrate the variety of information contained in this unique and extensive imagery.