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CLPX-Airborne: Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Imagery, Version 1

Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) is a side-looking imaging radar that is able to collect data irrespective of daylight or cloud cover. The AIRSAR instrument operated in two modes over each Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) Meso-cell Study Area (MSA). In the first mode (POLSAR), polarimetric radar data were collected at P-, L-, and C-bands. In the second mode (TOPSAR), cross-track interferometry data were collected at C- and L-bands.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 40.7, S: 39.9, E: -105.9, W: -106.7

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 25 March 2002
  • 19 February 2002
  • 21 February 2002
  • 22 February 2002 to 24 February 2002
  • 17 September 2002
  • 25 March 2003
  • 26 March 2003
  • 28 March 2003 to 30 March 2003
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Radar > Radar Imagery
Platform(s) AIRCRAFT
Sensor(s): AIRSAR
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
  • GeoTIFF
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): William Chapman, Jiancheng Shi

Data Citation

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Chapman, B. and J. Shi. 2004. CLPX-Airborne: Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Imagery, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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