Learning Objectives

A 30 minute guide to Sentinel-1 data for SnowEX

  • understand key characteristics of Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar

  • find, visualize, interpret Sentinel-1 data products

  • use Python raster libraries rioxarray and hvplot

sentinel-1 cartoon

Fig. 6 Artist view of Sentinel-1. image source:

See also

this tutorial is a quick practical guide and will not cover InSAR processing, check out UNAVCO InSAR Short Courses if you’re interested in learning custom processing of SAR data.