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Global Rain Forest Mapping Project Syntheic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data from the Tropical Rain Forest Information Center (TRFIC)Entry ID: TRFIC_ESIP_JERS1
Abstract: This data set, acquired as part of the Japanese Space Agency (NASDA)
Global Rain Forest Mapping Project (GRFM), is now available at the
Tropical Rain Forest Information Center (TRFIC) - SAR node at JPL.
The pixel spacing of the data is 100m. This data set is sensitive to
flooded forest conditions, and to changes in forest structure
(ie. high and low vegetation).
Currently, for South America, two ... coverages are available (high and
low flood of Amazon), and for Africa, two coverages (high and low
flood of Congo river).
A portion of this site is Web Mapping Testbed (WMT) compliant.
The Japanese Earth Resources Satellite 1 (JERS-1) uses an L-band
imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). The JERS-1 satellite is
operated by the Japanese National Space Development Agency (NASDA),
the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), and
the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC). The SAR data
was processed at the Alaska SAR Facility.
Shuttle imaging radar from SIR-C has also been added.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Chapman, B.D.
Dataset Title: Global Rain Forest Mapping Project SAR Data from TRFIC
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Release Place: Pasadena, CA
Dataset Publisher: NASA/JPLOnline Resource: http://www.trfic.msu.edu/
Start Date: 1995-09-01Stop Date: 1997-03-01
Latitude Resolution: 5 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 5 degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Use Constraints The JERS-1 SAR data, images and text contained within this website are
only intended for scientific and/or educational use. Any other use is
prohibited under the terms of the NASDA/MITI copyright.
If you wish to publish these images for scientific or educational
purposes, no permission is required and there is no charge. Please
acknowledge the origin of the data by adding &NASDA/MITI& below any
The contents on this website may not be re-distributed, or made
available to the public (e.g. over the Internet), without written
permission from the NASDA Global Forest Mapping Program Office.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online WWW
Distribution Format: JPEG, GIF, PNG
Fees: None. See Use Constraints for data policy
Email: bruce.chapman at jpl.nasa.gov
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-04-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-05-29