Full Name Synthetic Aperture Radar X band Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ROSHYDROMET Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Imaging microwave radars Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Imaging radar (SAR) Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution microwave radar images for ice watch.
Resolution Summary 1 m, 5 m, 50 m, 200 m, 500 m
[Best Resolution: 1m]
Swath Summary 10 km, 50 km, 130 km, 600 km, 750 km
[Max Swath: 750 km]
Accuracy Summary 1 dB
Waveband Summary X-Band
MW (~0.1 cm - ~100 cm)
X-Band (12.5 - 8 GHz)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Atmospheric WindsOil spill cover
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover
Sea-ice type
Iceberg fractional cover
VegetationLand cover
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Land cover click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Ice click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
Meteor-3M - Meteor-3M (2001 - 2008)