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Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar
|Coverage map showing AIRSAR data in the ASF archive|
- Airborne SAR — synthetic aperture radar
- Primarily covers the United States; other tropical locations included
- Datasets identified by place name
- PolSAR: 3-frequency polarimetry
- TOPSAR: C, L, and P band Compressed Stokes Matrix, C-band Tiff, DEM
- ATI — Along-track interferometry: Interferograms
More detailed product descriptions are available from the AIRSAR website
AIRSAR Technical Specs
|P Band||L Band||C Band|
|Swath Width (nominal)||10km||10km||10km|
|Off-Nadir Angle (normal)||20-60°||20-60°||20-60°|
Read more on the AIRSAR website.
AIRSAR Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar
AIRSAR was an all-weather imaging tool able to penetrate through clouds and collect data at night. The longer wavelengths could also penetrate into the forest canopy and, in extremely dry areas, through thin sand cover and dry snow pack.
AIRSAR served as a NASA radar technology testbed for demonstrating new radar technology and acquiring data for the development of radar processing techniques and applications.