"SAR: Synthetic Aperture Radar, Earth Observing System

Entry_ID: GCRIO 020 GCRIO_Inventory: 1 Entry_Title: "SAR: Synthetic Aperture Radar, Earth Observing System Instrument Panel Report, Volume IIf" Document_Author: Carver, Keith, et al. Agency_Name: NASA>National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Start_Date: 1993-06-01
Group: Summary
This report provides the scientific and engineering requirements for the Eos
imaging radar. We define an imaging radar instrument as that which, in
conjunction with other sensors, would provide the measurements needed to
meet the Eos objectives and document the different scientific research
disciplines that heavily depend on the radar measurements.

SAR provides imagery that characterizes the physical properties (morphology,
roughness, dielectric properties, geometric shapes, etc.) of the surface, its
cover, and the near subsurface volume. These observations are acquired
independent of cloud cover and solar illumination, thus allowing the
capability of all time observation.

This report is part of the two-volume report on the instruments and science
of the Earth Observing System in one of its earlier incarnations. Material for
instruments that survived the rescoping is still valid. This project has been
canceled on US platforms.
Group: Data_Center
Data_Center_Name: "NASA Office of Mission to Planet Earth"
Dataset_ID: same as Entry_Title
Group: Data_Center_Contact
Last_Name: Johnson
First_Name: Danin
Email: None
Phone: 202/479-0360
Fax: None
Group: Address
Document Resource Facility
Earth Science Support Office
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Washington, DC 20024
Storage_Medium: 233 pages printed matter
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Aerosols
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Air Quality
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Ash
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Carbon Dioxide
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Chlorofluorocarbons
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Clouds
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Contaminants
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Humidity
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Methane
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Nitric Acid
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Nitrogen
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Nitrogen Dioxide
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Oxygen
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Ozone
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Trace Elements
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Trace Gases
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Tracers
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Water Vapor
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Altitude
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Atmospheric Temperature
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Cloud Types
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Evaporation
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Evapotranspiration
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Geopotential Height
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Heat Flux
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Humidity
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Paleoclimate Studies
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Precipitation
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Pressure
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Solar Radiation
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Storms
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Winds
Parameter: Biological Entities > Surface Vegetation
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes > Albedo
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes > Brightness Temperature
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes > Heat Flux
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes > Irradiance
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes > Radiance
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes > Solar Activity
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes > Temperature
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes > Thermal Inertia
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Terrain Elevation
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Volcanoes
Parameter: Geography and Land Cover > Elevation
Parameter: Geography and Land Cover > Glaciers
Parameter: Geography and Land Cover > Ice
Parameter: Geography and Land Cover > Lakes
Parameter: Geography and Land Cover > Rivers
Parameter: Geography and Land Cover > Snow
Parameter: Geography and Land Cover > Surface Vegetation
Parameter: Geography and Land Cover > Surface Water
Parameter: Geography and Land Cover > Topographic Data
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Biomass
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Carbon Dioxide
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Chemical Tracers
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Chlorophyll
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Nitrate
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Nitrite
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Nitrogen
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Nutrients
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Organic Matter
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Oxygen
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Phosphates
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Phytoplankton
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Pigment Concentration
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Pollutants
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Sea Ice
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Trace Elements
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Upwelling
Parameter: Ocean Composition > Zooplankton
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics > Bathymetry
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics > Brightness Temperature
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics > Currents
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics > Primary Production
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics > Sea Level
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics > Sea Surface Height
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics > Swell
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics > Tides
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics > Waves
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics > Winds
Parameter: Radiance and Imagery > Infrared
Parameter: Radiance and Imagery > Microwave
Parameter: Radiance and Imagery > Radio Wave
Parameter: Radiance and Imagery > Visible
Parameter: Solar Properties > Events
Parameter: Solar Properties > Sunspots
Discipline: Earth Science > Atmosphere
Discipline: Earth Science > Land
Discipline: Earth Science > Ocean
Location: Global
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: Mission to Planet Earth
Keyword: EOS
Keyword: synthetic aperture radar
Keyword: remote sensing
Keyword: satellite instruments
Keyword: geology
Keyword: hydrology
Keyword: glaciology
Keyword: oceanography