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May 30, 2011 The Africa, Arcticpole, Asia, Australia, N_America, S_America and Siberia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE42) were added (More info).
May 18, 2011 The Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Greenland, N_America, S_America and Siberia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE41) were added (More info).
Apr. 12, 2011 The N_America(Ascending FBS) of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE40) was added (More info).
Mar. 7, 2011 The Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Greenland, N_America, S_America and Siberia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE40) were added (More info).
Jan. 19, 2011 The Africa, Antarctica, Arcticpole, Asia, Australia, Europe, Greenland, N_America, S_America and Siberia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE39) were added (More info).
Dec. 10, 2010 The Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Greenland, S_America and Siberia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE38) were added (More info).
Nov. 12, 2010 The Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Greenland and S_America of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE37) were added (More info).
Nov. 5, 2010 The Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Greenland and S_America of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE36) were added (More info).
Oct. 29, 2010 The Africa, Antarctica, Arcticpole, Asia, Australia, Europe, Greenland and S_America of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE35) were added (More info).
Oct. 22, 2010 The Africa, Antarctica, Arcticpole, Asia, Australia, Europe, Greenland, N_America and S_America of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE34) were added (More info).
Oct. 15, 2010 The Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Greenland, S_America and Siberia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE33) were added (More info).
Mar. 16, 2010 The Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Greenland, S_America and Siberia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE32) were added (More info).
Feb. 9, 2010 The Africa, Antarctica, Arcticpole, Asia, Australia, Europe, Greenland, N_America and S_America of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE31) were added (More info).
Feb. 1, 2010 The Central Africa, Japan, Jawa, Sulawesi, Philippine, Indochina, Borneo and Sumatra of PALSAR 50m Orthorectified Mosaic Product were added (More info).
Jan. 19, 2010 The Australia, Central Africa, Borneo and Sumatra of PALSAR 50m Orthorectified Mosaic Product were added (More info).
Dec. 14, 2009 The Africa, Antarctica, Europe, Greenland, S_america, Asia, Siberia and Australia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE30) were added (More info).
Oct. 29, 2009 The Africa, Antarctica, Europe, Greenland, S_america, Asia, Siberia and Australia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE29) were added (More info).
Oct. 20, 2009 The Africa, Antarctica, Europe, Greenland, S_america, Asia, Siberia and Australia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE25~28) were added (More info).
Apr. 24, 2009 PALSAR 50m Orthorectified Mosaic Product and PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product were added (More info).
Feb. 20, 2009 The Japan, Indochina, Borneo, New Guinea, Solomon, Sulawesi and Sumatra of PALSAR 50m Orthorectified Mosaic Product were added.
Dec. 22, 2008 The Borneo, New Guinea, Solomon, Sulawesi and Sumatra of PALSAR 50m Orthorectified Mosaic Product were added.
Dec. 11, 2008 The Africa, Antarctica, Europe, Greenland, S_America, Asia and Australia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE21) were added.
Nov. 28, 2008 The indochina of PALSAR 50m Orthorectified Mosaic Product were added.
Oct. 3, 2008 The Africa, Europe, S_America, Asia and Australia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product (CYCLE17) were added.
Sep. 17, 2008 The Africa, Antarctica, Europe, Greenland, N_America, S_America, Asia and Australia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product(CYCLE20) were added.
Sep. 5, 2008 The Header file format for mosaic product was uploaded.
Aug. 18, 2008 The Antarctica, Europe, Greenland, N_America, S_America, Asia, Siberia and Australia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product(CYCLE19) were added.
Aug. 15, 2008 The philippine of PALSAR 50m Orthorectified Mosaic Product were added.
Jul. 14, 2008 The Africa, Antarctica, Europe, Greenland, S_America, Asia, Siberia and Australia of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product(CYCLE18) were added.
Jul. 1, 2008 K&C Mosaic Homepage was opened.
Jul. 1, 2008 The borneo and sumatra, japan, newguinea, solomon, sulawesi of PALSAR 50m Orthorectified Mosaic Product were added.
Jul. 1, 2008 The Africa and S_America of PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product were added.

Mosaic products

As the reference dataset by the ALOS Kyoto and Carbon Initiative Project, two products are being created, i.e.,

1) PALSAR 50m Orthorectified Mosaic Product.
2) PALSAR 500m Browse Mosaic Product.

Former product is created from the ascending path for dry and wet seasons or summer and winter seasons globally, and the latter is created as the quick look mosaic for visually checking the images acquired. Except for the resolution, both images can be converted to the normalized radar cross section in decibel. These images can be updated to this home page as they are created and they can be visualized by the following methods. The main purpose of the ALOS Kyoto and Carbon initiatives are to interpret the forest originated carbon quantity and its changes, and monitors the global land changes for forest, wetland, and desert area. Using this home page, the current earth environmetal change can be observed.

Fig. 1 PALSAR 50m Orthorectified Mosaic Image

Fig. 1 is example of the image. This is color composite of R= HH polarization, G=HV polarization, B=HH/HV polarization image. Greenish color shows a forest and purple color shows deforest or not a forest area.

Fig. 2 Expanded image of riau province in eastern Sumatra

This is expanded image of part of Fig.1. This image shows Riau province of eastern Sumatra where remarkable for deforestation. JAXA will keep monitoring these area for twice a year.

Downloading products and browsing images

Data files (Raw format) and image files (PNG format) are available via each clickable map by FTP.

KML file is also available for browsing the mosaic image by using Google Earth or NASA World Wind.


Global 50 meter ortho-rectified mosaic product This product covers over Asia and Oceania regions by mosaicing PALSAR data which is resampled into 50m*1 from original data. The product will be made once a year. Following observation mode is used for the product.
  • FBD 34.3 HH / HV*2

*1. Mosaic images are projected into geographical latitude and longitude coordinates. So the spatial resolution of 50m is corresponded to 1.6170 sec.

*2. HH and HV polarization data are kept in BSQ format. Color composition of the image data is R=HH, G=HV, B=HH/HV and enhanced.

  • kml file (All area) download  (kml file / 26KB)    download

500 meter pixel spaced browse mosaic product This product covers all over the world by mosaicing PALSAR data which is resampled into 500m from original data. The product will be made every cycle. Following observation modes are used to generate products.
  • FBS 34.3 HH
  • FBD 34.3 HH / HV
  • WB1 5beam HH
  • WB2 5beam HH


  • kml file (All area) download  (kml file / 26KB)    download

  • Header file format for mosaic product download
    (bilingual in English and Japanese, PDF file / 914KB)    download

Notices

JAXA (and METI for PALSAR) retains ownership of data. JAXA cannot guarantee any problem caused by or possibly caused by using the data.

When print or publish the image using the sample product, you have to describe "the original data are provided by JAXA as the ALOS sample product" and " © JAXA, METI ".

Note that these data products are provided free of charge, but are available for research and educational purposes only.