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Earth Topics (Applications)
  • Land
  • Vegetation


  • Snow and Ice
  • Snow and Ice

    Instrument type
  • SAR
  • Mission
    Date of Launch:
    ERS-1 - 17 July 1991
    ERS-2 - 21 April 1995
    Mission Status:
    ERS-1 ended on March 2000 and ERS-2 September 2011 
    Orbit Height:
    782 to 785 km
    Orbit type:
    Near-circular, polar, Sun-synchronous
    Swath Width:
    5 km
    ERS-1/2 - SAR Raw Image Product
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    Last update: 10 April 2017

    This SAR Level 0 product is acquired in Image Mode. The products consist of the SAR telemetry data and are supplied as full Level 0 segments, unprocessed. It also contains all the required auxiliary data necessary for data processing.

    The product serves two main purposes:

    • For testing ERS SAR processors independently from the HDDR system
    • For users interested in full SAR data processing.
    Product characteristics
    Scene area 100 km (range - across track) x full segment length (azimuth - along track)
    Scene size 5616 samples (range) x full segment length (azimuth)
    Pixel depth 10 bits signed integer (5 bits I, 5 bits Q)
    Projection Slant range
    Data Set Specifications
    Spatial coverage: 82 N, 82 S, 180 W, 180 E
    Temporal coverage: 27-07-1991 - 04-07-2011
    Current Processor Version: PF-ERS / Envisat format
    Processing level
    Level 0
    How to access this data

    Data is available online upon submission of a Service Request for the (A)SAR On The Fly Service.

    For more details see the news article from 11 April 2017

    Dataset available on EO CAT

    Terms & Conditions applicable
    Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions
    Auxiliary data
    ERS-1 auxiliary data
    Available via SPPA
    ERS-2 auxiliary data
    Available via SPPA


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