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 NetCDF-4
Measurements and Applications Forest biomass monitoring. Products are Forest Above Ground Biomass, Forest height and Forest Distrubance.
Resolution Summary SLC: 9x50 m2, GRD: 50x50 m2
[Best Resolution: 50m]
Swath Summary Stripmap with three swath (steered by rolling the satellite) with swath widths of 55, 53 and 45 km
[Max Swath: 153 km]
Accuracy Summary NESZ: -27 dB; TAR: -18 dB; DTAR: -22 dB; Radiometric accuracy 0.5 dB (3 sigma); Radiometric stability: 0.3 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
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 (2025 - 2030)