TerraSAR-X Data available for Research following Japan Earthquake

DLR and Astrium Services support research following the Sendai Earthquake
Earthquake in Japan

Footprints of the TerraSAR-X acquisitions over Sendai, Japan

The radar satellite TerraSAR-X will acquire co-seismic data and a post-seismic time series of 3 months duration, covering the area around Sendai in ascending (orbit 156, strip 9, incidence 35°) and descending (orbit 42, strip 10, incidence 37°) orbits in 3m resolution (StripMap Mode).

The data will be made available free of charge via the GEO Geohazards Supersites mechanism. First datasets are now accessible, additional datasets will be uploaded regularly throughout the months of April, May and June.

Such radar data stacks will deliver valuable input for the activities of geophysical and particularly seismic researchers; they can be used e.g. for performing long-term change detection, interferometric analysis, and for documenting even very small aftershocks of the recent quake.

Additional data of this area can be accessed via DLR’s science service system for scientific purposes and via the Astrium  Services TerraSAR-X Services for commercial purposes.

TerraSAR-X Data available following Japan Earthquake

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