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Side Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) ImageryEntry ID: SLAR
Abstract: Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) imagery is available from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for selected project areas in the conterminous United States and Alaska. Data are X-band synthetic aperture radar (horizontally transmitted, horizontally received) with the exception of some test sites. Coverage was contracted on a yearly basis.
The USGS SLAR images most often consist of ... contact strip images and 1:250,000-scale, map-controlled mosaics. Greater than half of the available SLAR image strips are distributed on 8-mm cassettes, while some image strips are distributed on CD-ROM. In addition, ancillary products such as indexes (on paper, film, or microfiche) and custom photographic products may also be available. Due to the geographically non-searchable nature of the SLAR inventory, customer assistance may be obtained to determine availability of SLAR data over the user's area of interest. Customer knowledge of USGS 1:250,000-scale map names is beneficial in expediting orders. A scale of 1:50,000 only applies to Alaska coverage.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Side Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR)
Dataset Release Date: 1982
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota,
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: Remote Sensing
Start Date: 1980-07-18Stop Date: 1993-11-30
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Digital
Distribution Size: Variable
Distribution Format: Downloadable
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547
Email: lta at usgs.gov
LTA Customer Services U.S. Geological Survey EROS Center 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
U.S. Geological Survey, 1992, Side-looking airborne radar,
factsheet:[Reston, Va.], U.S. Geological Survey, 2 p.
U.S. Geological Survey, 1992, Side-looking airborne radar (SLAR)
data on CD-ROM, product announcement: [Reston, Va.], U.S. Geological
Survey, 2 p.
U.S. Geological Survey, 1986, SLAR--side-looking airborne radar:
Sioux Falls, S. Dak., EROS Data Center, p. 1-4.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-02