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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.

This Wide ScanSAR aquisition of the Gulf of Bothnia highlights the large area coverage achieved by thie new TerraSAR-X imaging mode: the surface area of the gulf os 117,000 km² and can be covered with a single acquisition. The status of the annual sea ice is observable in this acquisition with floating ice sheets visible as lighter grey areas in the dark, ice-free water.

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  • Title: TerraSAR-X Wide ScanSAR Aquisition of Gulf of Bothnia
  • Location: Gulf of Bothnia, Finland
  • Image Type: Radar
  • Resolution: > 20m
  • Date: 03/17/2013
  • Copyright: DLR e.V. 2013, Distribution Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
  • Imaging Mode: Wide ScanSAR
  • Polarization Mode: HH
  • Distribution: This image is for personal use only. It cannot be sold or distributed to any third party.