The scope of this guide is to help users identify the various types of data that are available from the Third Party Missions, the applications that the data may be used for, and the procedures required for access - including registration, search, selection and retrieval of the data of interest.
Details of remotely sensed satellite imagery from the NIMB US-7 Coastal-Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) mission, acquired principally by three receiving stations in Europe, are housed in the LEDA catalogue at Earthnet, ESRIN. Geographical coverage extends from the Equator to beyond the Arctic Circle encompassing most of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. In terms of land, the imagery covers the whole of Europe and northwest Africa. The catalogue also contains a variety of CZCS images from other parts of the world.
The objective of the BIOMASS Mission is to determine the global distribution of forest biomass by reducing the uncertainty in the calculation of carbon stock and fluxes associated with the terrestrial biosphere.
This brochure gives a quick overview on the availability of the Third Party Missions IRS-P3, JERS-1, NIMBUS, Proba, Landsat, KOMPSAT-1, SCISAT-1, Terra/Aqua, NOAA, QSCAT, OrbView, SPOT-1,-2,-3,-4, ALOS.