Backscatter Intensity Classes from Sentinel-1, North Western Siberia (RU)

Bartsch, Annett; Widhalm, Barbara

The product identifies four backscatter classes which are associated with different levels of wetness (wet, medium, dry, and other). It should be used in combination with vegetation height information in order to separate dry tundra from tree covered areas.

The current version extent is limited by data availability.

More information about the classification method can be found in the product guide.

To request access to data please contact GlobPermafrost.

Interested parties will be granted the user password.


Bartsch, Annett

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Project(s) ESA GlobPermafrost
Institute ZAMG Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik
Publication Date
Version 2.0
Product group Land Cover Prototype LCP
Product Backscatter Intensity Classes
Sensor Sentinel-1
  • Backscatter Classes
Variables [Units]
  • 1 - wet
  • 2 - medium
  • 3 - dry or forest
  • 4 - other
Region Western Siberia
Spatial Reference EPSG:32652 WGS 84 / UTM Zone 42, WGS84
Spatial Resolution 40 m
Spatial Coverage
Temporal Coverage November-December
Temporal Resolution
Format Geotiff

Dataset extent

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