1.1 How to Choose ASAR Data
The Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
instrument is capable of retrieving a
variety of geophysical measurements. In
order to exploit these effectively, it
is necessary to understand exactly
what ASAR measures, why the instrument
has been designed to operate in
this way, and how these measurements are made.
ASAR data also offers a number of unique capabilities
and advantages over data from similar
imaging instruments, which are
highlighted in the following sections.
The result of these features is data suitable for a
wide range of potential applications. A
summary of products and applications is
provided to assist the user in
identifying the most suitable product for
his or her particular needs and use.