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October 20, 2014. This is the third release of SHARAD Radargram data processed by the U.S. members of the SHARAD team. It includes data acquired from September 9, 2010 through May 22, 2013 (orbits 19301 through 31965). Also included are some data from earlier orbits that were missing from previous releases (orbits 7899 through 10703). This data set differs from the original SHARAD RDR data set in that a different set of processing parameters were used, the details of which are described in the Radargram Processing Document in the DOCUMENT directory of the archive. Future releases of this data set are planned to occur approximately monthly until the data coverage has caught up with the regular MRO release schedule.

SHARAD (Shallow Radar) is a subsurface radar sounder that looks for water and ice in the first few hundred meters of the subsurface of Mars. SHARAD data sets are produced by the SHARAD Science Team.

SHARAD Data Sets

Derived Data Products (SHARAD Science Team, U.S.)
RDR Volume Coverage
MROSH_2001 Dec. 6, 2006 - May 22, 2013
Derived Data Products (SHARAD Operations, Italy)
RDR Volume Coverage
MROSH_1001 Dec. 6, 2006 - Nov. 7, 2010
MROSH_1002 Nov. 8, 2010 - Feb. 11, 2012
Raw Data Products
EDR Volume Coverage
MROSH_0001 Dec. 6, 2006 - Nov. 7, 2010
MROSH_0002 Nov. 8, 2010 - Feb. 11, 2012


Mars Orbital Data Explorer Mars Orbital Data Explorer - Provides search, display, and download  tools for SHARAD data sets.
  IDL scripts to create browse images - The two scripts in this zip file are used by PDS to generate the JPEG images in the browse directory. They may be useful as a model for reading the SHARAD data. (Last revised May 19, 2014.)

Related Information

U.S. SHARAD Radargram Processing

The SHARAD EDR Data Product Software Interface Specification

The SHARAD RDR Data Product Software Interface Specification

The SHARAD Archive Volume Software Interface Specification

The SHARAD Team  Web Site


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