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HySpex - Level 2 Hyperspectral Images - Bohemian Forest

This collection contains airborne hyperspectral imagery acquired by the EOC user service OpAiRS. The data was recorded with the airborne DLR EnMAP simulator, which contains two HySpex cameras manufactured by the Norwegian Company NEO. The survey has been conducted within the scope of the “Data Pool Initiative for the Bohemian Forest Ecosystem”. It covers parts of the Bohemian forest, mainly the Bavarian Forest National Park. The data are made available as orthorectified ground reflectance. For...

fCover - Sentinel-2 - Netherlands, 2016

David Marshall
The Sentinel-2 fractional vegetation cover (fCover) product for the Netherlands was produced as part of the NextGEOSS project at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The goal is to derive abundance maps from atmospherically corrected Sentinel-2 multispectral images for: photosynthetically active vegetation (PV); and for combined non-photosynthetically active vegetation (NPV) and bare soil (BS). The fCover product for the Netherlands has been generated by processing 10 cloud-free Sentinel-2 tiles which covered the country on 8 September...


Ralf Horn
F-SAR, “Flugzeug-SAR”, is an airborne high-resolution imaging radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) sensor presently operated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute (HR) since November 02, 2006. It is operated on a Dornier Do-228 aircraft from altitudes of 2000 to 6000 m above ground in five different center frequency bands (X,C,S,L,P). Wavelengths range from 3 cm, 5 cm, 9 cm, 23 cm to 67 cm. Ka-band (1 cm wavelength) is planned to be...


Ralf Horn
E-SAR, “Experimental-SAR”, is an airborne imaging radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) sensor operated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute (HR) from 1988 until November 2009. It was operated on a Dornier Do-228 aircraft from altitudes of 2000 to 6000 m above ground in four different center frequency bands (X,C,L,P). Different center frequencies were operated sequentially in different overflights. Data were acquired either in one-channel, two-channel or four-channel mode in HH, HV, VV...

DESIS - Hyperspectral Images - Global

The hyperspectral instrument DESIS (DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer) is one of four possible payloads of MUSES (Multi-User System for Earth Sensing), which is mounted on the International Space Station (ISS). DLR developed and delivered a Visual/Near-Infrared Imaging Spectrometer to Teledyne Brown Engineering, which was responsible for integrating the instrument. Teledyne Brown designed and constructed, integrated and tested the platform before delivered to NASA. Teledyne Brown collaborates with DLR in several areas, including basic and...

MERIS - Gap Free Leaf Area Index (LAI) - Global

Markus Tum, Kurt P. Günther, Martin Böttcher, Frédéric Baret, Michael Bittner, Carsten Brockmann & Marie Weiss
This product consists of global gap free Leaf area index (LAI) time series, based on MERIS full resolution Level1B data. It is produced as a series of 10-day composites in geographic projection at 300m spatial resolution. The processing chain comprises geometric correction, radiometric correction and pixel identification, LAI calculation with the BEAM MERIS vegetation processor, re-projection to a global grid, and temporal aggregation selecting the measurement closest to the mean value. After the LAI pre-processing...


Ralf Horn
DBFSAR, “Digital Beam Forming SAR”, is an airborne very-high-resolution imaging radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) sensor presently operated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute (HR) since November 29, 2016. It is operated on a Dornier Do-228 aircraft from altitudes of 2000 to 6000 m above ground in X-band (3 cm wavelength) only, featuring four transmit (operated sequentially) and twelve parallel receive channels. Depending on antenna deployment, it is either fully polarimetric (HH,HV,VV,VH),...

TanDEM-X - PolarDEM - Antarctica, 90m

Birgit Wessel & Martin Huber
The TanDEM-X PolarDEM is a project developed by the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) within the activities of the TanDEM-X mission. It is a framework for the provision of derivatives of the global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of the TanDEM-X mission for Polar Regions. The TanDEM-X PolarDEM 90m of Antarctica is a gap-free and edited version of the TanDEM-X 90m digital elevation model (DEM). The TanDEM-X PolarDEM 90m...

SCMaP - Landsat - Germany, 1984-2014

Uta Heiden
The Soil Composite Mapping Processor (SCMaP) is a new approach designed to make use of per-pixel compositing to overcome the issue of limited soil exposure due to vegetation. Three primary product levels are generated that will allow for a long term assessment and distribution of soils that include the distribution of exposed soils, a statistical information related to soil use and intensity and the generation of exposed soil reflectance image composites. The resulting composite maps...

Sentinel-2 MSI - Level 2A (MAJA Tiles) - Germany

This collection contains Sentinel-2 Level 2A surface reflectances, which are computed for the country of Germany using the time-series based MAJA processor. During the Level 2A processing, the data are corrected for atmospheric effects and clouds and their shadows are detected. The MAJA L2A product is available online for the last 12 months. Further data are kept in the archive and are available upon request. Please see https://logiciels.cnes.fr/en/content/maja for additional information on the MAJA product....

Sentinel-2 MSI - Level 3A (MAJA/WASP Tiles) - Germany

This collection contains synthesized Sentinel-2 Level 3A surface reflectances for Germany on a monthly basis computed by the WASP processor (which utilizes L2A products derived from the MAJA processor). During the Level 3A processing, atmospherically corrected data from a predefined time interval are collected, weighted based on temporal distance and integrated to a new data set with the aim of removing clouds. Thereby, monthly Sentinel-2 Level 3A composites are provided for whole Germany. Please see...

Firebird MSC - Level 0 Multispectral Images

The FireBIRD mission consists of two small satellites, TET-1 and BIROS. Together, the two satellites are on an Earth observation mission that aims to detect forest fires, or high-temperature events, from space. The new infrared system provides high-quality data that is capable of measuring the spread of the fire and the amount of heat generated with great accuracy very early on - almost in real time - meaning that FireBIRD can serve as an early...

TanDEM-X - Digital Elevation Model (DEM) - Global, 90m

TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurements) is an Earth observation radar mission that consists of a SAR interferometer built by two almost identical satellites flying in close formation. With a typical separation between the satellites of 120m to 500m a global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) has been generated. The main objective of the TanDEM-X mission is to create a precise 3D map of the Earth's land surfaces that is homogeneous in quality and unprecedented...

Land Cover DE - Sentinel-2 - Germany, 2015

Matthias Weigand & Michael Wurm
This land cover classfication of Germany was created using Sentinel-2 imagery from the years 2015 to 2017 and LUCAS 2015 in-situ reference data (https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/lucas). It contains seven land cover types: (1) artificial land, (2) open soil, (3) high seasonal vegetation, (4) high perennial vegetation, (5) low seasonal vegetation, (6) low perennial vegetation and (7) water with a spatial resolution of 10m x 10m.

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  • 2021
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  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015

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  • German Aerospace Center