Alaska Satellite Facility
Delivering Remote Sensing Data Since 1991

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Guides

Below are links to three guides designed to help researchers understand and use synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data and imagery.

ASF SAR User's Guide  pdf iconIn 1993, when the Alaska Satellite Facility was still named the Alaska SAR Facility, ASF produced a definitive SAR User's Guide that scientists continue to use today.
NOAA SAR Marine User's Manual The NOAA SAR Marine User's Manual is 464 pages long, with over 240 images and figures.
Alaska Satellite Facility Software Tools ManualThis manual, created in 2003, emphasizes interferometry.

Get SAR Data

Get SAR Data

Select and download SAR data online using Vertex.

Use the ASF API for downloading SAR data via a command line.