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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - P-Band SAR -
Full Name P-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Forest biomass monitoring
Resolution Summary Strip mode: 9 m, Interferometric wide swath mode: 20 m, extra-wide swath mode: 50 m, wave mode: 50 m
[Best Resolution: 9m]
Swath Summary Strip mode: 80 km; Interferometric wide swath mode: 250 km, extra-wide swath mode: 400 km, Wave mode: sampled images of 20 x 20 km at 100 km intervals
[Max Swath: 400 km]
Accuracy Summary NESZ: -22 dB; PTAR: -25 dB; DTAR: -22 dB; Radiometric accuracy 1 dB (3 sigma); Radiometric stability: 0.5 dB (3 sigma)
Waveband Summary P-band: 435 MHz; four polarization channels - HH, HV, VH, and VV - together with height measurements from polarimetric interferometry; incidence angles ranging from 23 to 31 degrees
P-Band (0.999 - 0.2998 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
VegetationVegetation Canopy (cover)
Vegetation Canopy (height)
Above Ground Biomass (AGB)
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Above-ground biomass click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
Biomass - Biomass (2022 - 2028)
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