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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - ALOS-4 SAR (L-band) -
Full Name ALOS-4 SAR (L-band) Status Proposed
Instrument Agencies JAXA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
L-Band (2 - 1 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Atmospheric WindsOil spill cover 
Gravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurementsCrustal Motion 
Ice sheet topographySea-ice sheet topography 
Landscape topographyLand surface topography 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire area 
Land surface imagery 
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving radiance 
Ocean surface windsWind vector over sea surface (horizontal) 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover 
Sea-ice type 
Iceberg fractional cover 
Glacier motion 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
Snow melting status (wet/dry) 
Soil moistureSoil moisture at the surface 
VegetationVegetation type 
Above Ground Biomass (AGB) 
Instrument Missions
ALOS-4 - Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 (2020 - 2028)
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