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DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF SMALL SPACEBORNE SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADARS Contents     EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   1  1   INTRODUCTION   6      Overview,   6      Request from NASA,   7      The Small SAR Option for NASA,   9  2   SAR ISSUES   12      Background and History,   12      Trade-offs in Synthetic Aperture Radar,   13      Small SAR Mission Enhancements,   22  3   VALIDATION RESEARCH   28      Vegetated Surfaces (Forests, Rangeland, and Agriculture),   28      Ice Sheets and Glaciers,   30      Oceanography,   30      Hydrology,   31      Solid Earth,   32      Land Use,   33  4   DATA COLLECTION AND DISSEMINATION   34  5   RECOMMENDED STRATEGY   36      Six-Point Strategy,   36      Conclusion,   39     REFERENCES   40     APPENDIXES       A ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS   47     B LETTER REPORT OF APRIL 1995   49

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