ERS SAR Data held by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
Entry ID: INPE_ER_SAR

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Summary
Abstract: INPE's only receiving station for ERS-1 and ERS-2 SAR is located in
Cuiaba, MT (geographic coordinates approx. 15.5S/56.0W). The SAR tapes
recorded at Cuiaba are air shipped to the processing and distribution
center in Cachoeira Paulista, SP, where they are kept. A copy of all
recorded tapes is sent to the ESA PAF at the DLR facilities in
Germany.

Early ERS-1 SAR data were acquired primarily for station checkout and
Principal Investigator service. A small number of passes, 15 seconds
to 2 minutes long, were acquired from August, 1991 to March, 1992,
during the Commissioning and Ice phases where the repeat cycle was 3
days but the ground coverage was sparse. More extensive and regular
acquisitions began in April, 1992, with the satellite already in the
so-called Multidisciplinary phase (full ground coverage and 35-day
repeat cycle).

INPE is allowed to service user requests originated in Brazil
only. Only digital products are available. Requests for products and
for image search listings will be handled directly by the processing
center (listed at the Data Center entry), through contacts by mail,
phone or fax. No online remote access is available, although plans
exist to implement it, including the International Directory
protocols. No firm date is speculated for that, but hopes are that it
can be made before 1998.

Requests from countries other that Brazil must be routed to the ESA
licensed regional distributors. Information can be obtained with the
ESA ERS-1 Order Desk, c/o ESRIN, C.P. 64, I-00044 Frascati, Italy. The
phone numbers are +39.6.941-80600 (voice) and +39.6.941-80510 (fax).

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 8.0 S: -40.0  E: -33.0  W: -80.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-08-26


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >MICROWAVE IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR IMAGERY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
ERS-1 >European Remote Sensing Satellite-1    [Information]
ERS-2 >European Remote Sensing Satellite-2    [Information]


Instrument
SAR >Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]
AMI >Active Microwave Instrument    [Information]


Project
IAI-DIS >Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research    [Information]


Keywords
ACTIVE MICROWAVE INSTRUMENT
CLOUD PENETRATION
DIELECTRIC CONSTANT
SOIL HUMIDITY
SURFACE ROUGHNESS


Originating Center
INPE


Data Center
Image Generation Division, National Institute for Space Research, Brazil    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.dgi.inpe.br/siteDgi/index_pt.php
Dataset ID: ERS SAR

Data Center Personnel
Name: MIGUEL DRAGOMIR ZANIC'-CUELLAR
Phone: +55.12.560-9271
Fax: +55.12.561-2088
Email: miguel at dgi.inpe.br
Contact Address:
INPE - DGI
Rod. Dutra, Km 40
City: Cachoeira Paulista
Province or State: SP
Postal Code: 12630-000
Country: BRAZIL


Personnel
JOSE LUIZ DE BARROS AGUIRRE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +55.12.325-6866
Fax: +55.12.325-6870
Email: aguirre at iai.inpe.br
Contact Address:
INPE - IAI
Av. dos Astronautas, 1758
City: Sao Jose dos Campos
Province or State: SP
Postal Code: 12227-010
Country: Brazil


JOSE BORGES ESCADA JR.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +55.12.5609201
Fax: +55.12.5612088
Email: escada at dgi.inpe.br
Contact Address:
Divisao de Geracao de Imagens-DGI
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais-INPE
Caixa Postal 1
City: Cachoeira Paulista, SP
Postal Code: 12630-000
Country: Brazil


HERMANN HEINRICH KUX
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +55.12.325-6426
Fax: +55.12.325-6460
Contact Address:
INPE - OBT/DSR
Av. dos Astronautas, 1758
City: Sao Jose dos Campos, SP
Postal Code: 12227-010
Country: Brazil



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-10-27

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