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Available HyP3 Products

RTC

SAR datasets inherently contain geometric and radiometric distortions due to terrain being imaged by a side-looking instrument. Radiometric terrain correction (RTC) removes these distortions and creates analysis-ready data suitable for use in GIS applications. RTC processing is a required first step for many amplitude-based SAR applications.

Sentinel-1 RTC products are generated leveraging GAMMA Software. Products are distributed as UTM-projected GeoTIFFs with a pixel spacing of 30 meters. To learn more, visit the ASF Sentinel-1 RTC Product Guide.

A Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is required for processing RTC. ASF uses the best publicly-available DEM with full coverage of the processing area. To learn more, visit Digital Elevation Models.

InSAR (SDK + API only)

Interferometric SAR (InSAR) uses the phase differences from repeat passes over the same area to identify regions where the distance between the sensor and the Earth's surface has changed. This allows for the detection and quantification of deformation or movement.

Use caution when generating interferograms for areas with extensive/dense vegetation cover. Because Sentinel-1 is a C-band sensor, the waves will not penetrate very deeply into vegetation. Imagery of densely vegetated areas likely represents the top of the canopy rather than the actual terrain. In addition, vegetated areas tend to have low coherence, because plants can grow or move from one acquisition to the next.

A Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is required for processing InSAR. ASF uses the best publicly-available DEM with full coverage of the processing area. To learn more, visit Digital Elevation Models.

autoRIFT (SDK + API only)

AutoRIFT produces a velocity map from observed motion using a feature tracking algorithm developed as part of the NASA MEaSUREs ITS_LIVE project. To learn more, visit the ITS_LIVE project website.

A Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is required for autoRIFT processing. ASF uses the best publicly-available DEM with full coverage of the processing area. To learn more, visit Digital Elevation Models.

Product usage guidelines

When using this data in a publication or presentation, we ask that you include the acknowledgement provided with each product. DOIs are also provided for citation when discussing the HyP3 software or plugins.

  • For multi-file products, the acknowledgement and relevant DOIs are included in the *.README.md.txt file.
  • For netCDF products, the acknowledgement is included in the source global attribute and the DOIs are included in the references global attribute.