JERS-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar Data held at the Alaska Satellite FacilityEntry ID: ASF00002
Abstract: The data set consists of all JERS-1 SAR data acquired by the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) operated by the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. The data set is global in extent with strengths in images of rain forested regions and the North American Boreal Forest.
Available products include:
... Full-res images are 4-look SAR images with 30 m resolution and 12.5 m
pixel spacing over a 100 km x 100 km area. These are 8192 pixel x
8192 pixel x 8 bit (64MB) images. The data is corrected to the
GEM06 geoid model.
Lo-res images are produced by 8 x 8 averaging the full-res data. The
resulting image is 1024 pixels x 1024 pixels x 8 bits (1 MB).
Complex images, are 1-look data with approximately 10 m resolution covering an area of 30km x 50 km. Data is formatted as 12,888 pixel x 2048 pixel x 32 bit complex integers (16I, 16Q- about 100MB). The data contains backscatter amplitude and phase useful for interferometry studies of topography and feature motion.
Approval by NASA is required to obtain the data. Please contact ASF User Support to become a NASA approved investigator.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: JERS-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar Data held at the Alaska Satellite FacilityOnline Resource: http://www.asf.alaska.edu
Start Date: 1992-05-20Stop Date: 1998-10-25
Latitude Resolution: 30 m
Longitude Resolution: 30 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 30 meters - < 100 meters
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST FIRE SCIENCE
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION
LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER
LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > LANDFORMS
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR BACKSCATTER
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR IMAGERY
CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND
LAND SURFACE > FROZEN GROUND
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Access Constraints JERS-1 SAR data access is restricted to NASA approved investigators only. To become an approved investigator, please submit a brief proposal to NASA. Guidelines on the proposal and submission instructions can be found at http://www.asf.alaska.edu/ If you have any questions, please contact ASF User Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (907) 474-6166
Fax: (907) 474-2665
Email: uso at asf.alaska.edu
Alaska Satellite Facility Geophysical Institute University of Alaska Fairbanks PO Box 757320
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7320
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-10-20