Shuttle Imaging Radar Experiment

@article{Elachi1982ShuttleIR,
  title={Shuttle Imaging Radar Experiment},
  author={Charles Elachi and Walter E. Brown and Jobea Cimino and T. Dixon and D. L. Evans and John P. Ford and Ronald Stephen Saunders and Carol S. Breed and Harold Masursky and John F. McCauley and Gerald G. Schaber and Louis Field Dellwig and A. W. England and Harold C. Macdonald and Peter Hilary Alexander Martin-Kaye and Floyd F. Sabins},
  journal={Science},
  year={1982},
  volume={218},
  pages={1003 - 996}
}
The shuttle imaging radar (SIR-A) acquired images of a variety of the earth's geologic areas covering about 10 million square kilometers. Structural and geomorphic features such as faults, folds, outcrops, and dunes are clearly visible in both tropical and arid regions. The combination of SIR-A and Seasat images provides additional information about the surface physical properties: topography and roughness. Ocean features were also observed, including large internal waves in the Andaman Sea. 

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We would like, to acknowledge our colleagues at JPL and JSC who designed, developed, tested, and operated the SIR-A sensor. In particular we acknowledge the effort of G. Sisk (task manager)

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