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This document is the software release note for ALOS PALSAR processor version 5.04 and includes history of all updates to the previous versions of the processor


The purpose of this FAQ is to act as a repository for all of the common questions raised concerning the PALSAR instrument on the ALOS platform.


The aim of this document is to describe the steps to perform the absolute radiometric calibration and the relative polarimetric calibration of ALOS-PALSAR products generated by the processor delivered by JAXA and installed in the ADEN environment.


Within the ALOS Data European Node (ADEN) the verification of PALSAR products is an important and continuing activity, to ensure data utility for the users. The paper will give a summary of the verification activities, the status of the ADEN PALSAR processor and the current quality issues that are important for users of ADEN PALSAR data.