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.
The 34th AATSR QWG Meeting was held on 28th/29th March 2017 at RAL, Harwell, U.K. ThisMemorandum states the objectives of the Meeting, gives a selected highlight, and summarisesthe discussions that took place.
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.