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Common questions and answers about Synthetic Aperture Radar See also Sentinel-1 FAQ What is radar “aperture?” Unlike the aperture in a camera, which opens to let in light, radar aperture is another term for the antenna on the spacecraft or aircraft. The radar antenna first transmits electromagnetic energy toward Earth and then receives the returning …

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Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents GET STARTED DATA Data Overview Get an Account. Find Data. Datasets Available from ASF DAAC How to Use SAR Data (Data Recipes) SAR Data and GIS Types of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Products at ASF ASF Datasets – Formats and Files RESOURCES …

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Citation Policy for Data and Imagery Accessed Through ASF

Instructions for specific datasets Whenever you publish data processed or archived at ASF or ASF DAAC, cite ASF or ASF DAAC as the data source, following the guidelines below. Examples include but are not limited to papers, presentations, websites, videos, and books. When you discuss with news organizations your use of data processed or archived …

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What is SAR?

SAR: The Power Tool of Remote Sensing Synthetic aperture radar (SAR), used to create the majority of the imagery available in the ASF archive, is one of the power tools of remote sensing. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) bounces a microwave radar signal off the Earth’s surface to detect physical properties. Through Snow and Rain …

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