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  • Title: TerraSAR-X Wide ScanSAR Aquisition of Hainan, China
  • Location: Hainan, China
  • Image Type: Radar
  • Resolution: > 20m
  • Date: 03/18/2013
  • Copyright: DLR e.V. 2013, Distribution Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
  • Imaging Mode: Wide ScanSAR
  • Polarization Mode: HH
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TerraSAR-X Wide ScanSAR Aquisition of Hainan, China

The new TerraSAR-X Wide ScanSAR mode provides an overview of an area of up to 216.000km² within a single acquisition. Wide ScanSAR data is thus ideally suited for monitoring of ship traffic, detection of oil spills, monitoring of maritime assets and sea ice thereby contributing to the security, safety and efficiency of maritime activities around the globe.

In this WideScan aquisition of the South China Sea shows the biggest Island of China, Hainan, and nearby coastal areas.Hainan is separated from Guangdong's Leizhou Peninsula to the north by the shallow and narrow Qiongzhou Strait.