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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Ku and X-band radars (SCLP) -
Full Name Ku and X-band radars (SCLP) Status Proposed
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry TBD
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Snow accumulation for fresh water availability.
Resolution Summary Spatial resolution of 50 to 100 m; 15 day temporal resolution
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Ku-Band (12.5 to 18 GHz)
X-Band (12.5 - 8 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
Snow melting status (wet/dry) 
Snow water equivalent 
Instrument Missions
SCLP - Snow and Cold Land Processes (2030 - 2033)
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