Alaska Satellite Facility
Delivering Remote Sensing Data Since 1991

About the ASF Distributed Active Archive Center

Antarctica's Lambert Glacier, © 1997 CSA. See RAMP dataset for more about radar images of Antarctica.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project is a part of the Earth Science Projects Division under the Flight Projects Directorate at Goddard Space Flight Center. As key components of ESDIS, 12 interlinked Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAAC) are operated by a distributed network of independent facilities across the United States - including the NASA DAAC operated by the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF).

The ASF DAAC specializes in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data collection, processing, archiving, and distribution. These data are, or have been, supplied by SAR sensors on many different spaceborne and airborne platforms, including:

Supported Projects

ASF DAAC Datasets

AIRSAR: Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar
ERS-1 SAR: ERS-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar
ERS-2 SAR: ERS-2 Synthetic Aperture Radar
JERS-1 SAR: JERS-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar
PALSAR: Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
RADARSAT-1 SAR: RADARSAT-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar
SMAP: Soil Moisture Active Passive
UAVSAR: Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar

Get SAR Data

Get SAR Data

Select and download SAR data online using Vertex.

Use the ASF API for downloading SAR data via a command line.