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Data Recipes — Further Reading

Learn more and find extended references in a variety of topics related to ASF’s Data Recipes to expand your SAR knowledge….

How to Create Cloud Storage Using AWS Simple Storage Service (S3)

Learn more about creating cloud storage using the Simple Storage Service (S3) in this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

Mapear la Inundación Regional con SAR de banda L por el Espacio

Esta receta de datos de dos partes es para los usuarios quienes quieren mapear la inundaciónregional con el Radar de Apertura Sintética de banda L….

How to Configure AWS for Running the GMT5SAR InSAR Recipe

Script output images: color phase products for each swath F1, F2, F3….

How to Map Regional Inundation with Spaceborne L-band SAR using ArcGIS

Learn more about mapping regional inundation using spaceborne L-band SAR data and ArcGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Move files in and out of an AWS EC2 Instance – Windows

Learn more about moving files in and out of an AWS Elastic Compute Cloud instance on Windows with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Phase Unwrap an Interferogram

Learn more about phase unwrapping interferograms using the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create and Unwrap an Interferogram with GMT5SAR Script in the Cloud — Windows

Learn more about creating and unwrapping interferograms using free GMT5SAR software on Windows with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create and Unwrap an Interferogram with GMT5SAR Script in the Cloud — OS X

Learn more about creating and unwrapping interferograms using free GMT5SAR software on Mac OS X with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to View Radiometrically Terrain-Corrected (RTC) Images in QGIS

Learn more about viewing radiometrically terrain-corrected images using QGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to View and Geocode CEOS Data in ASF MapReady

Learn more about viewing and geocoding CEOS-format data using ASF MapReady with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Terrain-Correct CEOS Data

Learn more about terrain-correcting CEOS-format data using the Ulander algorithm with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Radiometrically Terrain-Correct (RTC) Sentinel-1 Data Using the ESA Toolbox

Learn more about radiometrically terrain-correcting Sentinel-1 data using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Radiometrically Terrain-Correct (RTC) Sentinel-1 Data Using Sentinel-1 Toolbox Script

Learn more about radiometrically terrain-correcting Sentinel-1 data using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox script with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Radiometrically Terrain-Correct (RTC) Sentinel-1 Data Using GAMMA Software

Learn more about radiometrically terrain-correcting Sentinel-1 data using GAMMA software with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Map Regional Inundation with Spaceborne L-band SAR using QGIS

Learn more about mapping regional inundation using spaceborne L-band SAR data and QGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Generate a Subset from the Mosaic of Two Sentinel-1 Products in the Same Swath

Learn more about generating a subset from the mosaic of two Sentinel-1 products in the same swath using the Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this ASF Data Recipe….

How to Create an Interferogram Using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox

Learn more about creating interferograms using the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create and Unwrap an Interferogram with GMT5SAR Script

Learn more about creating and unwrapping interferograms using free GMT5SAR software with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to View Seasat HDF5 Files in ASF MapReady

Learn more about viewing Seasat synthetic aperture radar data in HDF5 format using ASF MapReady with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to View Radiometrically Terrain-Corrected (RTC) Images in ArcGIS

Learn more about viewing radiometrically terrain-corrected images using ArcGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Connect to EC2 with SSH Mac OS X

Learn more about connecting to an AWS Elastic Compute Cloud instance using SSH protocol on Mac OS X with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Connect to your EC2 Instance using PuTTY V1.1

Learn more about connecting to an AWS Elastic Compute Cloud instance using PuTTY V1.1 on Windows with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create a Subset of a Sentinel-1 Product

Learn more about creating a subset of a Sentinel-1 product using the Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create an RGB Composite from Multi-Temporal Sentinel-1 Data

Learn more about creating an RGB composite using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create a Billing Alarm

Learn more about using Amazon Web Services to create a Billing Alarm with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create a Basic Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) Instance

Learn more about using Amazon Web Services to create an Elastic Compute Cloud instance with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Generate a Mosaic of Two Sentinel-1 Products in Adjacent Paths

Learn more about generating a mosaic of two Sentinel-1 products in adjacent paths using the Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this ASF Data Recipe….

How to Create a DEM using Sentinel-1 Data

Learn more about creating DEMs using Sentinel-1 data and the optional ASF Baseline tool with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Detect Environmental Change using SAR Data in QGIS

Learn more about detecting environmental change in synthetic aperture radar data using QGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Detect Environmental Change using SAR Data in ArcGIS

Learn more about detecting environmental change in synthetic aperture radar data using ArcGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Automatically Generate a Radiometrically Terrain-Corrected (RTC) Sentinel-1 Image using Cloud Computing

Learn more about generating radiometrically terrain-corrected Sentinel-1 images using cloud computing in this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Automate a Radiometric Terrain Correction Process Chain Using a Sentinel-1 Toolbox Graph

Learn more about automating a radiometric terrain correction process chain using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create Glacier Velocity Maps with Sentinel-1 Toolbox

Learn more about creating glacier velocity maps to estimate glacier motion using the Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Geocode Sentinel-1 with QGIS 3.X

Learn more about geocoding Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar data using QGIS 3.X with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Geocode Sentinel-1 with QGIS 2.18

Learn more about geocoding Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar data using QGIS 2.18 with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Geocode Sentinel-1 with ArcGIS

Learn more about geocoding Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar data using ArcGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Geocode Sentinel-1 with GDAL

Learn more about geocoding Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar data using GDAL with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Map Regional Inundation with Sentinel-1 using Sentinel-1 Toolbox

Learn more about mapping regional inundation using Sentinel-1 data and ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to View and Geocode CEOS Data in ASF MapReady

Learn more about viewing and geocoding CEOS-format data using ASF MapReady with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Terrain-Correct CEOS Data

Learn more about terrain-correcting CEOS-format data using the Ulander algorithm with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to View Seasat HDF5 Files in ASF MapReady

Learn more about viewing Seasat synthetic aperture radar data in HDF5 format using ASF MapReady with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Map Regional Inundation with Spaceborne L-band SAR using ArcGIS

Learn more about mapping regional inundation using spaceborne L-band SAR data and ArcGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to View Radiometrically Terrain-Corrected (RTC) Images in ArcGIS

Learn more about viewing radiometrically terrain-corrected images using ArcGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Detect Environmental Change using SAR Data in ArcGIS

Learn more about detecting environmental change in synthetic aperture radar data using ArcGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Geocode Sentinel-1 with ArcGIS

Learn more about geocoding Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar data using ArcGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create Cloud Storage Using AWS Simple Storage Service (S3)

Learn more about creating cloud storage using the Simple Storage Service (S3) in this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Configure AWS for Running the GMT5SAR InSAR Recipe

Script output images: color phase products for each swath F1, F2, F3….

How to Move files in and out of an AWS EC2 Instance – Windows

Learn more about moving files in and out of an AWS Elastic Compute Cloud instance on Windows with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create and Unwrap an Interferogram with GMT5SAR Script in the Cloud — Windows

Learn more about creating and unwrapping interferograms using free GMT5SAR software on Windows with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create and Unwrap an Interferogram with GMT5SAR Script in the Cloud — OS X

Learn more about creating and unwrapping interferograms using free GMT5SAR software on Mac OS X with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Connect to EC2 with SSH Mac OS X

Learn more about connecting to an AWS Elastic Compute Cloud instance using SSH protocol on Mac OS X with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Connect to your EC2 Instance using PuTTY V1.1

Learn more about connecting to an AWS Elastic Compute Cloud instance using PuTTY V1.1 on Windows with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create a Billing Alarm

Learn more about using Amazon Web Services to create a Billing Alarm with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create a Basic Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) Instance

Learn more about using Amazon Web Services to create an Elastic Compute Cloud instance with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Automatically Generate a Radiometrically Terrain-Corrected (RTC) Sentinel-1 Image using Cloud Computing

Learn more about generating radiometrically terrain-corrected Sentinel-1 images using cloud computing in this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Radiometrically Terrain-Correct (RTC) Sentinel-1 Data Using GAMMA Software

Learn more about radiometrically terrain-correcting Sentinel-1 data using GAMMA software with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Geocode Sentinel-1 with GDAL

Learn more about geocoding Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar data using GDAL with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Configure AWS for Running the GMT5SAR InSAR Recipe

Script output images: color phase products for each swath F1, F2, F3….

How to Create and Unwrap an Interferogram with GMT5SAR Script in the Cloud — Windows

Learn more about creating and unwrapping interferograms using free GMT5SAR software on Windows with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create and Unwrap an Interferogram with GMT5SAR Script in the Cloud — OS X

Learn more about creating and unwrapping interferograms using free GMT5SAR software on Mac OS X with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create and Unwrap an Interferogram with GMT5SAR Script

Learn more about creating and unwrapping interferograms using free GMT5SAR software with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Configure AWS for Running the GMT5SAR InSAR Recipe

Script output images: color phase products for each swath F1, F2, F3….

How to Phase Unwrap an Interferogram

Learn more about phase unwrapping interferograms using the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create and Unwrap an Interferogram with GMT5SAR Script in the Cloud — Windows

Learn more about creating and unwrapping interferograms using free GMT5SAR software on Windows with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create and Unwrap an Interferogram with GMT5SAR Script in the Cloud — OS X

Learn more about creating and unwrapping interferograms using free GMT5SAR software on Mac OS X with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create an Interferogram Using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox

Learn more about creating interferograms using the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create and Unwrap an Interferogram with GMT5SAR Script

Learn more about creating and unwrapping interferograms using free GMT5SAR software with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create a DEM using Sentinel-1 Data

Learn more about creating DEMs using Sentinel-1 data and the optional ASF Baseline tool with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

Mapear la Inundación Regional con SAR de banda L por el Espacio

Esta receta de datos de dos partes es para los usuarios quienes quieren mapear la inundaciónregional con el Radar de Apertura Sintética de banda L….

How to View Radiometrically Terrain-Corrected (RTC) Images in QGIS

Learn more about viewing radiometrically terrain-corrected images using QGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Map Regional Inundation with Spaceborne L-band SAR using QGIS

Learn more about mapping regional inundation using spaceborne L-band SAR data and QGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Detect Environmental Change using SAR Data in QGIS

Learn more about detecting environmental change in synthetic aperture radar data using QGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Geocode Sentinel-1 with QGIS 3.X

Learn more about geocoding Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar data using QGIS 3.X with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Geocode Sentinel-1 with QGIS 2.18

Learn more about geocoding Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar data using QGIS 2.18 with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to View Radiometrically Terrain-Corrected (RTC) Images in QGIS

Learn more about viewing radiometrically terrain-corrected images using QGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Radiometrically Terrain-Correct (RTC) Sentinel-1 Data Using the ESA Toolbox

Learn more about radiometrically terrain-correcting Sentinel-1 data using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Radiometrically Terrain-Correct (RTC) Sentinel-1 Data Using Sentinel-1 Toolbox Script

Learn more about radiometrically terrain-correcting Sentinel-1 data using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox script with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Radiometrically Terrain-Correct (RTC) Sentinel-1 Data Using GAMMA Software

Learn more about radiometrically terrain-correcting Sentinel-1 data using GAMMA software with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to View Radiometrically Terrain-Corrected (RTC) Images in ArcGIS

Learn more about viewing radiometrically terrain-corrected images using ArcGIS with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Automatically Generate a Radiometrically Terrain-Corrected (RTC) Sentinel-1 Image using Cloud Computing

Learn more about generating radiometrically terrain-corrected Sentinel-1 images using cloud computing in this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Automate a Radiometric Terrain Correction Process Chain Using a Sentinel-1 Toolbox Graph

Learn more about automating a radiometric terrain correction process chain using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Phase Unwrap an Interferogram

Learn more about phase unwrapping interferograms using the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create a DEM using Sentinel-1 Data

Learn more about creating DEMs using Sentinel-1 data and the optional ASF Baseline tool with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Phase Unwrap an Interferogram

Learn more about phase unwrapping interferograms using the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Radiometrically Terrain-Correct (RTC) Sentinel-1 Data Using the ESA Toolbox

Learn more about radiometrically terrain-correcting Sentinel-1 data using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Radiometrically Terrain-Correct (RTC) Sentinel-1 Data Using Sentinel-1 Toolbox Script

Learn more about radiometrically terrain-correcting Sentinel-1 data using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox script with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Generate a Subset from the Mosaic of Two Sentinel-1 Products in the Same Swath

Learn more about generating a subset from the mosaic of two Sentinel-1 products in the same swath using the Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this ASF Data Recipe….

How to Create an Interferogram Using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox

Learn more about creating interferograms using the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create a Subset of a Sentinel-1 Product

Learn more about creating a subset of a Sentinel-1 product using the Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create an RGB Composite from Multi-Temporal Sentinel-1 Data

Learn more about creating an RGB composite using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Generate a Mosaic of Two Sentinel-1 Products in Adjacent Paths

Learn more about generating a mosaic of two Sentinel-1 products in adjacent paths using the Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this ASF Data Recipe….

How to Create a DEM using Sentinel-1 Data

Learn more about creating DEMs using Sentinel-1 data and the optional ASF Baseline tool with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Automate a Radiometric Terrain Correction Process Chain Using a Sentinel-1 Toolbox Graph

Learn more about automating a radiometric terrain correction process chain using ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Create Glacier Velocity Maps with Sentinel-1 Toolbox

Learn more about creating glacier velocity maps to estimate glacier motion using the Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

How to Map Regional Inundation with Sentinel-1 using Sentinel-1 Toolbox

Learn more about mapping regional inundation using Sentinel-1 data and ESA’s Sentinel-1 Toolbox with this Alaska Satellite Facility Data Recipe….

Script output images: color phase products for each swath F1, F2, F3. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2015) processed by ESA.

How to Configure AWS for Running the GMT5SAR InSAR Recipe

Script output images: color phase products for each swath F1, F2, F3. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2015) processed by ESA.

Adapted from instructions prepared by C. Stoner, ASF

Easy (AWS sign-up and configuration)

Background

After logging-in the user must make some choices before creating their InSAR products. These steps guide you through that process, with recommended settings.

Steps

Start an EC2 Instance

    1. Sign in to your AWS account, or create one now.
AWS Management Console
    1. Click on the Services drop down on the top left
    2. Under Compute, click on EC2.
Navigate to EC2

Select an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) — i.e., the software package you want

    1. At the right on the top menu bar, set the Region to US East (N. Virginia) by selecting from the drop-down menu. 
    2. Click on the Launch Instance button.
    3. Click on Launch Instance.
Select the Region and Launch Instance
    1. Choose an Amazon Machine Instance (AMI) — Step 1
      • (1) Under Quick Start, click on Community AMIs.
      • (2) In the Search community AMIs box, type “asf-insar-gmt5sar” and press Enter.
      • (3) Click the Select button next to ASF-INSAR-GMT5SAR
Search Community AMIs for asf-insar-gmt5sar
Select the ASF-INSAR-GMT5SAR AMI

Configure the EC2 Resources

    1. Choose an Instance Type — Step 2
      • Scroll down the table of available instances and choose: m4.xlarge.
        • Then click on the Next: Configure Instance Details button.
    2. Configure Instance Details — Step 3
      • Nothing needs to be changed here, so click on the Next: Add Storage button.
Choose Instance Type m4.xlarge
View Instance Details
    1. Add Storage — Step 4
      • The volume storage size is preset, so confirm that the Size (GiB) value is 230 and then click on the Next: Add Tags button.
Set Size value, then click Next: Add Tags
    1. Add Tags — Step 5
      • (1) Click on the Add Tag button.
      • (2) Under Key, type “Name.”
      • (3) Under Value, type a description; for example, “asf-insar-tutorial.”
      • Click on the Next: Configure Security Group button.
Click Add Tag
Enter text for the Key and Value entries
    1. Configure Security Group — Step 6
      • This step allows you to set access permissions for your instance. We will create a setting so that only your computer can access your instance.
      • In the Security group name box, type a name.
      • Under Source, click on Custom and select and click on My IP.
      • The IP address of your computer is automatically selected.
      • Click on the Review and Launch button.
Enter a Security group name and choose a Source
Select My IP as a Source
    1. Review Instance Launch — Step 7
      • This last step allows you to review the details of your configuration before activating your new instance.
        • A warning is displayed at the top of the screen that can be ignored. The “free usage tier” AMIs offered in AWS are not powerful enough to process the GMT5SAR InSAR recipe.
      • Click on the Launch button.
Review the details of your configuration

Create a Key Pair (.pem file)

    1. Create a key pair for authentication and encryption when connecting to your running EC2 Instance. Read more on information about key pairs.
      • Click on Choose an existing key pair and select Create a new key pair.
      • Name the key pair; for example, asf_tutorial_keypair.
      • Click on the Download Key Pair button.

Note: The key pair file will download to your default Download directory as filename.pem and can be moved to a directory of your choice. The .pem file is required to connect to your EC2 Instance and to transfer data between your computer and your EC2 Instance.

Select Create a new key pair
Download your Key Pair

Launch the Instance

    1. After creating the key pair, click on the Launch Instances button.
    2. The Launch Status window provides information on your new EC2 Instance. To view your instance, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the View Instances button.
View Launch Status
View your EC2 Instance's details

Terminate the Instance

Important: Do not terminate your EC2 Instance until you have finished processing and moved any files you want to save from your instance to your computer. To connect to your EC2 Instance and move files in or out, refer to the ASF Data Recipes: How to Connect to an AWS EC2 Instance — OS X and How to Connect to an AWS EC2 Instance using PuTTY v1.1 (Windows)

    1. Once you have launched your instance, you will start incurring charges on your account.
    2. When you have finished processing, you need to terminate the EC2 instance to avoid incurring additional charges.
      • From the EC2 Dashboard, navigate to Actions > Instance State.
        • Click on Terminate and confirm.
        • This deletes the instance and all data stored on the instance; a new AMI will need to be configured for any future processing.

Important: Selecting Stop will shut the instance down and stop further EC2 charges from accruing. But you will continue to be charged for the data left in the instance EBS storage volume (e.g., the GMT5SAR script, granule files, PRODUCT files, etc.) The advantage of this option is that you can restart the instance and avoid configuring a new one for additional processing. 

Note: Each time an instance is started, a minimum one minute is charged. After one minute, you are charged by the seconds used.

Navigate to terminate the EC2 Instance