THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name L-Band SAR Status No longer considered
Instrument Agencies UKSA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications L-Band Sar for agriculture and forestry.
Resolution Summary 5 m
Swath Summary 10 - 200 km depending on mode
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Microwave: L-band (2 GHz)
MW (~0.1 cm - ~100 cm)
L-Band (2 - 1 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving spectral radiance
Radiation budgetShort-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance
VegetationVegetation type
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
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
TerraSAR-L - TerraSAR L band (2006 - 2011)
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