Synthetic Aperture Radar (restricted)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.SAR

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Abstract: ABSTRACT: The CLASS inventory of Synthetic Aperture Radar data includes imagery of global and repetitive observations of the environment. Imagery was obtained by the ERS-1, ERS-2 and RADARSAT-1 satellites, which were flown in sun-synchronous, polar orbits. Imaging was acquired irrespective of weather conditions. The SAR radar sensor is a microwave instrument that sends pulsed signals to the Earth ... View entire text

Purpose: PURPOSE: Data generated by the ERS contribute to: * Improved understanding of ocean-atmosphere interactions. * Advances in knowledge of ocean circulation and energy transfer mechanisms. * Improved estimates of the mass balance of the Arctic & Antarctic ice sheets. * Better monitoring of dynamic coastal processes. * Improved pollution monitoring. * Improved detection and management of land use changes. Data generated by Radarsat - 1 contributes to: * Mapping all of the Antarctic ice sheet. * Monitoring sea-ice cover for climate research and navigation purposes. * Monitoring sea-ice cover for climate research and navigation purposes.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ASF > Alaska Satellite FacilityCA/CSA > Canadian Space Agency, CanadaESA > European Space Agency
Dataset Title: Synthetic Aperture Radar (restricted)
Dataset Release Date: 1991-07-17
Data Presentation Form: raster digital data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-07-17
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: Imagery is restricted. Please refer to:

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: ______SAR ____

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Format: Committee Earth Observing Systems (CEOS) SAR format unknown
Fees: Please See Summary
Phone: 301-763-8231 X166
Fax: 301-763-8020
Email: William.G.Pichel at
Contact Address:
Room 102 WWB, 5200 Auth Road
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-09-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-02
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