A new suite of digital imagery featuring historic views of Earth’s oceans, sea ice, volcanoes, forests, glaciers and more will be available for the first time from ASF in mid-summer 2013. The products will be derived from data collected nearly 35 years ago by NASA’s Seasat satellite — the earliest orbital synthetic aperture radar (SAR) ever gathered.
Fine-resolution maps of critical wetland regions and new tools for accessing their data, available since January on the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) website, have become search-engine favorites. In three months, the interactive portal has become one of the top three Google results for “wetland data” - out of millions of search results.
Starting in late May, ASF users are asked to login before downloading SAR Data Center products and software tools.