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Instrument type
Instrument
Mission
Operators:
JAXA
Date of Launch:
24 January 2006
Mission Status:
Operations terminated in 2011
Orbit Height:
691.65 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous near-recursive circular
Swath Width:
35 - 70 km/70 km/350 km
ALOS PALSAR FBS, FBD and PLR products
ALOS
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Last update: 26 February 2017

ALOS PALSAR products are available as:

Instrument mode Product type Processing level description JAXA processing level equivalent
Fine Beam Single polarisation 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 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

Note that ESA also plans to make WB1 (ScanSAR Burst mode 1) available.


Dataset content:

The dataset contains all ESA acquisitions over the ADEN zone (Europe, Africa and the Middle East) plus some worldwide products received from JAXA. Further information on ADEN zones can be found in this technical note.

Data Set Specifications
Spatial coverage: 90 N, 90 S, 180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage: May 2006 - April 2011
Processing level
Level 0
Level 1
How to access this data

Data are available online upon fast registration.

Terms & Conditions applicable
Utilisation of this data is subject to the Terms and Conditions for ESA's Third Party Missions scheme
Resources

PDF

ADEN zone definition

PDF

ESA product handbook

PDF

ESA CEOS product format specification

PDF

JAXA Level 1.0 data format

PDF

JAXA Level 1.1 and 1.5 data format

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