THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SAR -
Full Name Synthetic Aperture Radar X band Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ROSHYDROMET Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution microwave radar images for ice watch.
Resolution Summary 1 m, 5 m, 50 m, 200 m, 500 m
[Best Resolution: 1m]
Swath Summary 10 km, 50 km, 130 km, 600 km, 750 km
[Max Swath: 750 km]
Accuracy Summary 1 dB
Waveband Summary X-Band
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
X-Band (12.5 - 8 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric WindsOil spill cover 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover 
Sea-ice type 
Iceberg fractional cover 
VegetationLand cover 
Instrument Missions
Meteor-3M - (2001 - 2008)
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