THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name L-band Synthetic Apature Radar Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA, METI Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution microwave imaging of land and ice for use in environmental monitoring, agriculture and forestry, disaster monitoring, Earth resource management and interferometry.
Resolution Summary 18m (range) × 18m (azimuth at 3 looks)
Swath Summary 75 km
Accuracy Summary Surface Resolution: 18 m
Waveband Summary Microwave: L-Band 1275 MHz
MW (~0.1 cm - ~100 cm)
L-Band (2 - 1 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Landscape topographyLand surface topography
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire fractional cover
Land surface imagery
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessIceberg fractional cover
Iceberg height
Glacier motion
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover
Snow melting status (wet/dry)
VegetationVegetation type
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
Albedo click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Fire click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Snow click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
JERS-1 - Japanese Earth Resource Satellite (1992 - 1998)
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