JERS-1 SAR Summary
The JERS-1 (Japanese Earth Resources Satellite) SAR is a high-resolution, all-weather imaging radar. Its primary objective was gathering data on global land masses while conducting observation for land surveys, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, environmental protection, disaster prevention, and coastal surveillance.
JERS-1 was launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), aboard a Japanese H-1 launcher, to provide global and repetitive observations of the environment using techniques that allow imaging to take place in all weather conditions.
The JERS-1 Global Forest Mapping Program mapped important forests of the world: Southeast Asia, Africa, Central America, South America (Amazon Basin), and Boreal North America. ASF distributes the Amazon and Boreal forest SAR mosaics.
- SAR — synthetic aperture radar
- Imagery coverage is worldwide
- Datapool contains ASF standard beam odd frames, as well as the first and last frame of each imaged swath
- Mosaics of global rainforests and the boreal forest
- CEOS — Level 0 and Level 1 framed
- Level 0 (Unprocessed/Raw Data)
- Level 1 (amplitude imagery — processed images)
- Mosaics — open access
- Amazon Low Flood
- Amazon High Flood
- North America Winter Texture
- North America Summer Texture
- North America Summer Backscatter
Coverage map showing JERS-1 data in the ASF archive
JERS-1 Technical Specs
|Frequency/wavelength:||1.3 GHz L-band|
|Spatial Resolution||18 m|
|Swath Width||75 km|
How to Cite JERS-1 Data Retrieved from ASF DAAC
Cite data in publications such as journal papers, articles, presentations, posters, and websites. Please send copies of, or links to, published works citing data, imagery, or tools accessed through ASF to [email protected] with “New Publication” on subject line.
How to Cite JERS-1 Imagery
Include credit with each image shown in publications such as journal papers, articles, presentations, posters, and websites.
|© JAXA [year of data acquisition]||© JAXA 1994|