ASF Datasets – Formats and Files

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    The following SAR dataset formats and files tables include technical information and possible usage of each dataset available through the ASF DAAC. Navigate quickly to the different dataset tables with the table of contents above.

    ALOS PALSAR

    FormatProduct NameProduct FilesProcessing LevelOpen-source ToolsCan Be Used For
    CEOSL1.0LED, IMG, VOL, TRLRawN/AProduction of higher-level products
    CEOSL1.1LED, IMG, VOL, TRLSingle Look ComplexSentinel-1 Toolbox, PolSARproInterferometry
    CEOSL1.5LED, IMG, VOL, TRLAmplitude imageMapReady, ASFView (part of MapReady), Sentinel-1 Toolbox, PolSARproVisualization

    ALOS PALSAR RTC

    FormatProduct NameProduct FilesProcessing LevelOpen-source ToolsCan Be Used For
    GeoTIFFHi-Res Terrain Correctedtif, jpg, xml, kmz, wldGeocoded AmplitudeQGIS, Graphics viewing softwareVisualization; GIS-compatible
    Low-Res Terrain Corrected

    Sentinel-1

    FormatProduct NameProduct FilesProcessing LevelOpen-source ToolsCan Be Used For
    SAFEL0tif, xml, xsd, kml, html, png, pdf, safeRawN/AProduction of higher-level products
    GeoTIFFL1 SLCSLCASF HyP3, Sentinel-1 Toolbox, PolSARproInterferometry
    L1 Detected High-Res Dual-PolL1 Georeferenced AmplitudeASF HyP3, Sentinel-1 ToolboxVisualization
    L1 Detected High-Res Single-PolASF HyP3, Sentinel-1 Toolbox
    L1 Detected Mid-Res Dual-PolASF HyP3, Sentinel-1 Toolbox, PolSARpro
    L1 Detected Mid-Res Single-PolASF HyP3, Sentinel-1 Toolbox
    NetCDFOCNnc, xsd , kml , html, png, pdf, safeL2Sentinel-1 Toolbox, PanoplyPolSARproOcean wind, wave and currents

    UAVSAR PolSAR

    FormatProduct NameProduct FilesProcessing LevelOpen-source ToolsCan Be Used For
    UAVSARGround Projected Complexgrd, annGeoreferenced AmplitudeMapReady, PolSARproVisualization
    Multi-Look Complexmic, annMLCPolarimetry
    Ground Projected Complex, 3X3grd, annGeoreferenced AmplitudeVisualization
    Ground Projected Complex, 5X5Visualization
    Compressed Stokes Matrixdat, annAIRSAR compressed stokes matrixPolarimetry
    GeoTIFFPauli DecompositiontifMLC polarimetric decompositionQGIS; graphics viewing softwareVisualization; GIS compatible
    GeoTIFF HeightDEMQGISDEM
    KMZGoogle Earth KMZkmzKML compressedGoogle EarthVisualization

    UAVSAR RPI

    FormatProduct NameProduct FilesProcessing LevelOpen-source ToolsCan Be Used For
    UAVSARAmplitudeamp1, amp2, annAmplitudeMapReady, PolSARproVisualization
    Ground Projected Amplitudeamp1.grd, amp2.grd, hgt.grd, annGeoreferenced Amplitude
    Interferogramint, unw, cor, annInterferogram
    Ground Projected Interferogramcor.grd, hgt.grd, int.grd, unw.grd, ann
    KMZGoogle Earth KMZamp1.kmz, amp2.kmz, cor.kmz, hgt.kmz, int.kmz, osr.kmz, unw.kmzGoogle Earth

    AIRSAR TOPSAR

    FormatProduct NameProduct FilesOpen-source ToolsCan Be Used For
    AIRSARC-band DEM and Compressed Stokes Matrixc.corgr, c.demi2, c.vvi2MapReady, PolSARproPolarimetry
    L-band Compressed Stokes Matrixl.datgr
    P-band Compressed Stokes Matrixp.datgrPolSARpro

    AIRSAR PolSAR - AIRSAR ATI (Experimental)

    FormatProduct NameProduct FilesProcessing LevelOpen-source ToolsCan Be Used For
    AIRSAR3-Frequency Polarimetryc.dat, l.dat, p.datCompressed stokes matrixMapReady, PolSARproPolarimetry
    JPGAlong-Track Interferometry*intf*, *uwScc*, *az*, *uwWrp*, *uwWcc*, *uwWrp, *par, *pppSLC, MLCN/AOcean current velocity measurement

    ERS-1, ERS-2, JERS-1, RADARSAT-1

    FormatProduct NameProduct FilesProcessing LevelOpen-source ToolsCan Be Used For
    CEOSL0D, L, P, kml, jpgRawN/AProduction of higher-level products
    L1AmplitudeMapReady, ASF View (part of MapReady), Sentinel-1 ToolboxVisualization

    Seasat

    FormatProduct NameProduct FilesProcessing LevelOpen-source ToolsCan Be Used For
    HDF5L1 HDF5h5, xml , kml , jpg, qc_reportAmplitudeMapReady, QGISVisualization; GIS-compatible
    GeoTIFFL1 GeoTIFFtif, xml, kml, jpg, qc_reportGeocoded amplitudeQGIS; graphics viewing software

    SMAP

    FormatProduct NameProduct FilesProcessing LevelOpen-source ToolsCan Be Used For
    HDF5L1A Radarh5, xmlL1AN/AProduction of higher-level products
    L1A Radar Receive Only (experimental)Passive radiometry
    L1B S0 LoResL1BPanoply, HDFViewSoil moisture / freeze-thaw state mapping
    L1C S0 HiResL1C

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