Document List

ALOS PALSAR

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ALOS Data Users Handbook, 2008Overview of the ALOS Project and related technological information on satellites and land systems.
ALOS User GuideOverview, products, product format, and operations.
PALSAR Product FormatDetailed L1.1 and L1.5 product format description.
PALSAR Product Format (zip file downloads)Detailed L1.0 product format description.
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ASF RTC Product Guide, 2015This document serves as a product guide for users of radiometrically terrain-corrected ALOS PALSAR products processed by the Alaska Satellite Facility.
ASF RTC Product Specification, 2014This product format specification defines standard terrain-corrected products generated at the Alaska Satellite Facility. It contains the definition for the ISO-compliant XML metadata.
ASF RTC ATBD, 2015This document provides the theoretical background of the algorithms and processing flows used for the generation of terrain-corrected products processed at the Alaska Satellite Facility.

InSAR

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ASF InSAR Product Specification, 2014 This product format specification defines standard InSAR products generated at the Alaska Satellite Facility. It contains the definition for the HDF5 data container as well as the ISO-compliant XML metadata.

RAMP

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The RADARSAT-1 Antarctic Mapping Project — BPRC Report No. 22This document contains detailed information about RAMP and its two main missions, including data acquisition, data processing, and product information.
RADARSAT-1 Antarctic Mapping ProjectAn overview and some results of the first Antarctic Mapping Mission and the Modified Antarctic Mapping Mission.
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Radarsat: The Antarctic Mapping Project: Science Requirements and Related DocumentationThis document includes an overview of RAMP and AMM-1 Mission requirements.
Snapshots of Antarctica from RADARSAT-1This document contains an overview of the first Antarctic Mapping Mission.
RADARSAT Antarctic Mapping Project — Mosaic ConstructionThis document discusses the process of creating the high-resolution digital SAR mosaic of Antarctica after the first Antarctic Mapping Mission.
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MAMM Science RequirementsThis document describes MAMM project science requirements and mission responsibilities for data acquisition and processing.
MAMM Ascending Geometry Evaluation and Radiometry Evaluation — OverviewThis document describes MAMM Geometry and Radiometry Evaluations by comparing MAMM and AMM-1 mosaics.

SAR

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ASF SAR User's Guide In 1993, when the Alaska Satellite Facility was still named the Alaska SAR Facility, ASF produced a definitive SAR User's Guide that scientists continue to use today.
Alaska Satellite Facility Software Tools Manual This manual, created in 2003, emphasizes interferometry.

Sea Ice MEaSUREs

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MEaSUREs Lagrangian and Eulerian Product Specification This product format specification defines the MEaSUREs Lagrangian and Eulerian sea ice products generated at the Alaska Satellite Facility. It contains the definition for the ISO-compliant XML metadata.
MEaSUREs Gridded Sea Ice Product Specification This product format specification defines the MEaSUREs gridded sea ice products generated at the Alaska Satellite Facility. It contains the definition for the ISO-compliant XML metadata.
RADARSAT-1 Geophysical Processor System — Data User's Handbook v1.0 This document describes the background, gridding procedures, and content of Lagrangian data products.

Sentinel-1

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Sentinel-1 SAR User Guide Introduction High-level description of instrument modes and products. Also introduction to relevant application areas, information on data distribution, product formatting, and software tools available from ESA.
ASF Product Specification Document Defines the ISO-compliant XML metadata for ESA's Sentinel-­1A data.
Sentinel-1 Technical Guide Covers an in-depth description of the mission's products and algorithms as well as details of the SAR instrument and its performance.

SMAP

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ASF SMAP User GuideFor Level 1 products, a streamlined guide to accessing data, using SMAP products, understanding acronyms and abbreviations, and more.
SMAP HandbookWritten in 2013 as a compendium of information on the project near its time of launch. Contains essential information on programmatic, technological, and scientific aspects of the mission.
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Level 1A Radar Product Specification DocumentThis product format specification defines standard L1A products distributed by the Alaska Satellite Facility. It contains the definition for the ISO-compliant XML metadata.
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Level 1B_S0_LoRes Product Specification DocumentThis product specification guide defines standard L1B_S0_LoRes products distributed by the Alaska Satellite Facility. It contains the definition for the ISO-compliant XML metadata.
SMAP Level 1 Radar Data products ATBDThis document provides the theoretical background of the algorithms and processing flows used for the generation of SMAP Level 1B and Level 1C products.
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SMAP Level 1C_S0_HiRes Product Specification DocumentThis product specification guide defines standard L1C_S0_HiRes products distributed by the Alaska Satellite Facility. It contains the definition for the ISO-compliant XML metadata.
SMAP Level 1 Radar Data products ATBDThis document provides the theoretical background of the algorithms and processing flows used for the generation of SMAP Level 1B and Level 1C products.

Wetlands MEaSUREs

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Wetlands MEaSUREs Product Specification Guide This product guide details the acquisition of Wetlands MEaSUREs data, its processing, and data products available at the Alaska Satellite Facility.
Surface WAter Microwave Product Series (SWAMPS) v3.2 This document includes a SWAMP dataset overview, file-naming conventions, data format information, and a note about ancillary data.

Data Recipes

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Create a Billing AlarmA Billing Alarm will notify you by email when your AWS account charges for the month have exceeded a monetary amount you have set. This is an extremely useful tool to stay on-budget.
Create a Basic Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) InstanceThis recipe demonstrates how to create and configure a basic Linux EC2 instance using an AWS Free Tier option.
Connect to EC2 with SSH Mac OS X v1.1When you have created and launched an AWS Linux EC2 instance, you need to be able to connect to it from your computer using the SSH protocol. This will use the Mac Terminal window command line.
Connect to your EC2 instance using PuTTY v1.1When you have created and launched an AWS Linux EC2 instance, you need to be able to connect to it from your computer using the SSH protocol. PuTTY is a free SSH client that allows you to do this from a local computer running Windows.
Moving files EC2 — Windows v1.1You can transfer files into and out of a Linux EC2 instance from a local computer running Windows using WinSCP or PuTTY Secure Copy.
GMT5SAR InSAR in the Cloud — OS XUse GMT5SAR software to create and unwrap an interferogram in the cloud using OS X.
GMT5SAR InSAR in the Cloud — WindowsUse GMT5SAR software to create and unwrap an interferogram in the cloud using Windows.
GMT5SAR InSAR in the CloudUse GMT5SAR software to create and unwrap an interferogram in the Cloud.
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How to view Environmental Change Detection in ArcGISUse SAR data for environmental monitoring and emergency response.
How to view Environmental Change Detection in QGISUse SAR data for environmental monitoring and emergency response.
How to view RTC in ArcGISMake dark RTC images more viewable in the GIS environment.
How to view RTC in QGISMake dark RTC images more viewable in the GIS environment.
View and Geocode CEOS Format DataWork with CEOS files: L1.5 PALSAR, L1 JERS-1, ERS-1, ERS-2, and RADARSAT-1.
View Seasat HDF5 filesView 1978 SAR imagery, digitally processed by ASF 35 years after the historic mission.
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Geocoding Sentinel-1 GRD Products using GDAL UtilitiesThis recipe is designed to help users project and geocode Sentinel-1 Ground Range Detected (GRD) data using Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) utilities. It includes instructions for installing GDAL.
Geocoding Sentinel-1 GRD Products using ArcGISThis recipe is designed to help users project and geocode Sentinel-1 Ground Range Detected (GRD) data using the Project Raster tool in ArcGIS.
Geocoding Sentinel-1 GRD Products using QGIS 2.18This recipe is designed to help users project and geocode Sentinel-1 Ground Range Detected (GRD) data using the Warp (Reproject) tool in QGIS v2.18
Geocoding Sentinel-1 GRD Products using QGIS 3.XThis recipe is designed to help users project and geocode Sentinel-1 Ground Range Detected (GRD) data using the Warp (Reproject) tool in QGIS v3.X.
View and Geocode CEOS Format DataWork with CEOS files: L1.5 PALSAR, L1 JERS-1, ERS-1, ERS-2, and RADARSAT-1.
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RTC Process Chain Using Sentinel-1 Toolbox GraphAutomate RTC Sentinel-1 using Sentinel-1 Toolbox graph.
How to RTC with Sentinel-1 ToolboxUse European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-1 Toolbox to RTC a Sentinel-1 image.
How to RTC with script and Sentinel-1 ToolboxUse an ASF script and the Sentinel-1 Toolbox to radiometrically terrain-correct multiple Sentinel-1 images.
How to RTC with GAMMAFor high-quality results use GAMMA and ASF scripts to RTC Sentinel-1 images.
Terrain-Correct CEOS DataHow to terrain-correct ERS-1, ERS-2, JERS-1, RADARSAT-1, and ALOS PALSAR data.
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Mosaic Two Sentinel-1 ProductsMosaic Sentinel-1 products into a single image.
Create a Subset of a Sentinel-1 ProductMake Sentinel-1 products smaller and easier to work with.
Mosaic Adjacent Sentinel-1 ProductsMosaic two adjacent Sentinel-1 products into one image.
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Map inundation with Sentinel-1 SAR dataGenerate a flood map and Google Earth overlay with Sentinel-1 data and the Sentinel-1 Toolbox.
Map inundation with L-band SAR and ArcGISGenerate a flood map and animation using ALOS PALSAR RTC data with ArcGIS and Photoshop.
Map inundation with L-band SAR and QGISGenerate a flood map and animation with ALOS PALSAR RTC data using free software QGIS and GIMP.
Inundación Mapa con L-band SAR and QGISEn Español: Generate a flood map and animation using ALOS PALSAR RTC data using free software QGIS and GIMP.
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Generate InSAR with Sentinel-1 ToolboxUse European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel Toolbox to generate an interferogram.
InSAR Phase UnwrappingUse Snaphu to unwrap an interferogram to generate a deformation map.
Create a DEM from Sentinel-1 DataCreate a DEM from two Sentinel-1 SLC scenes.
InSAR with GMT5SARUse free GMT5SAR software to create and unwrap an interferogram.
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Land Use RGB with Sentinel-1 DataUse the Sentinel-1 Toolbox to create a multi-temporal color composite.
Glacier Velocity TrackingGenerate glacier velocity maps using Sentinel-1 Toolbox.