Alaska Satellite Facility - Distributed Active Archive Center

SAR Information

General information about SAR

Image Interpretation

How to View Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imagery Most SAR products are delivered in either CEOS or GeoTIFF file formats. These file formats will not display in both Windows and Mac default image viewers. However, you can view GeoTIFFs in a GIS program. In addition, both GeoTIFF and CEOS images can be viewed using free downloadable software from ASF …

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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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