CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Passive Synthetic Aperture Radar -
Full Name Passive Synthetic Aperture Radar Status Approved
Instrument Agencies ESA Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry
Instrument Technology Sampling
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High-resolution observations of motion occurring at or near Earth’s surface. Record radio waves originating from the accompanying Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite as they bounce back from the Earth’s surface, allowing scientists to measure small shifts in the shape of the land surface, such as those related to earthquakes and volcanic activity, as well as of land ice and sea ice.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Gravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurementsCrustal Motion
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessGlacier motion
Sea-ice motion
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Sea Ice click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
Harmony - Harmony-A and -B (2029 - 2034)