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    PALSAR Documentation

    PALSAR Documentation

     

     

    NameDescription
    ALOS Data Users Handbook, 2008ALOS Data Users Handbook, 2008Overview of the ALOS Project and related technical information on satellites and land systems
    ALOS User GuideOverview, products, product format, operations
    PALSAR Product FormatDetailed L1.1 and L1.5 product format description
    Detailed L1.0 product format description

    Radiometrically Terrain-Corrected (RTC) Documentation

    Radiometrically Terrain-Corrected (RTC) Documentation

     

     

    NameDescription
    RTC Product Guide, 2015Guide for radiometrically terrain-corrected products.
    RTC Product Specification, 2014This product format specification defines standard terrain-corrected products generated at ASF. It contains the definition for the ISO-compliant XML metadata.
    RTC ATBD, 2015Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document: Provides the theoretical background of the algorithms and processing flows used for the generation of terrain-corrected products processed by ASF.

    Software Tools

    Software Tools

     

     

    NameDescription
    MapReady, ASFTerrain correct, geocode, and apply polarimetric decompositions to multi-pol SAR data​
    Convert to Vector, ASFTransform point or scene information to formats compatible with Google Earth, GIS, and more​
    Other Software ToolsAccess a variety of tools for viewing, analyzing, and processing radar data​

    GIS Platforms

    GIS Platforms

     

     

    NameDescription
    QGIS: open sourceWindows, Mac, Linux, BSD
    ArcGIS: commercial softwareWindows, Linux

    RTC GeoTIFF products are readily visualized in GIS programs such as ArcGIS or QGIS.

    Processors – PALSAR

     

     

    Processing DatesProcessor VersionJAXA Calibration Result as of (MM-DD-YYYY)​
    April 18, 2007- April 26, 20073.0010-23-2006

    3-29-2007
    April 27, 2007- March 17, 20084.003-29-2007

    9-28-2007
    March 18, 2008 – June 12, 20084.039-28-2007
    June 13, 2008 – February 3, 20095.009-28-2007
    February 4, 2008 – ?5.049-28-2007

    7-1-2009
    September, 20136.079-6-2011

    PALSAR Processor versions used to process data at ASF

    Processors – Optical

     

     

    Processing DatesProcessor VersionJAXA Calibration Result as of (MM-DD-YYYY)​
    April 18, 2007- April 26, 20073.0010-23-2006

    3-29-2007
    April 27, 2007- March 30, 20094.013-29-2007

    9-28-2007
    March 31, 2009 – February 3, 20105.029-28-07

    7-1-2009
    February 4, 2010 – January 18, 20115.097-1-2009
    January 18, 2011 – Present6.037-1-2009

    Optical Processor versions used to process data at ASF