PALSAR (Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar) is an L-band SAR with 10 and 100 m resolutions that are capable of detailed, all-weather, day and night observations and repeat-pass interferometry. PALSAR has a ScanSAR observation mode, with a swath (250-350 km) that is three to five times wider than conventional SAR images. ScanSAR mode will be useful for monitoring sea ice and rain forest extent.
Imaging microwave radars
Hi-res: 7-44m or 14-88m (depends on polarisation and looks),ScanSAR mode: <100m, Polarimetry 24-88m
High resolution mode: 70km, Scan SAR mode: 250-360km,
Microwave: L-Band 1270MHz
Snow and Ice ( Frozen Ground ), Natural Disasters ( Floods , Landslides , Earthquakes ), Atmosphere ( Atmospheric Temperature )
Latest Mission Operations News
18 January 2019
ESA is pleased to announce the ALOS PALSAR IPY Antarctica dataset is now available to the scientific community through an improved service: it is possible to easily select and download the products from an online map of Antarctica.
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