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The SAR menu to your right provide information concerning the SPPA activities for this instrument. 


Brief description of the instrument, its operations and main mission highlights are available in the sections below:

  Sensor Description   |    Sensor Modes   |   Mission Operations Overview    

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In Wave Mode, the SAR measured the ocean radar reflectivity over 5 km by 5 km imagettes at intervals of 200 km along track. The imagettes were used to provide ocean spectra, which gave information about the wavelength and direction of ocean wave systems.
More information on the Image and Wave modes is provided below:

  • C-band frequency: 5.30 GHz (equivalent to 5.66 cm wavelength)
  • Bandwidth: 15.55 MHz
  • Polarisation: transmit V, receive V
  • Spatial resolution: ~30 m.