Data Set ID:

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.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

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

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-02-19 to 2002-02-24
  • 2002-03-25
  • 2002-09-17
  • 2003-03-25 to 2003-03-30
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Radar > Radar Imagery
Sensor(s): AIRSAR, SAR
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
  • GeoTIFF
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. [Date Accessed].

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