Hurricane Florence Resources - Sentinel 1A / 1B Synthetic Aperture Radar Data

September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence Resources - Sentinel 1A / 1B Synthetic Aperture Radar Data

Sentinel 1A overpass of coastal North and South Carolina from 9/14/18. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018), processed by ESA. 

Sentinel 1A overpass of coastal North and South Carolina from 9/14/18. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018), processed by ESA. 

Mission description: Sentinel 1A/B is a two satellite synthetic aperture radar constellation operated by the European Space Agency. The backscattered microwave energy from the ground can be used to map flooded areas, and estimate wind speeds over the ocean. Both satellites have a 12-day repeat cycle, providing imagery at about 20m resolution every 6 days over the same area using both sensors. 

Learn more about Sentinel: https://sentinel.esa.int/web/sentinel/missions/sentinel-1