THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - S-Band SAR -
Full Name S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CAST Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access No Access Data Format GEOTIFF
Measurements and Applications Radar measurements for natural and disaster monitoring.
Resolution Summary 20 m (4 looks)
[Best Resolution: 20m]
Swath Summary 100 km
[Max Swath: 100 km]
Accuracy Summary 3 dB
Waveband Summary S-Band SAR
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
S-Band (4 - 2 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Landscape topographyLand surface topography
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Ocean topography/currentsOcean dynamic topography
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Albedo click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Level click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
HJ-1C - Huan Jing-1C (2012 - 2021)
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