NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar
Why are they Pursuing this?
The data that is collected from the NISAR will show information about the evolution and state of the Earth's crust, which will help scientists better understand Earth's processes and changing climate, and aid future research & hazard management.
What Equipment are they Using?
NASA is using...
~L-band (24-centimeter wavelength) Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar
~S-band (12-centimeter wavelength) Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar
How is the NISAR Going to Help Us?
The NISAR is designed to show Earth's more complex processes like, ecosystem disturbances, ice-sheet collapse, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and landslides.