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Venus Radar Uncalibrated Delay-Doppler Images

2021-04-20.  A new set of data products has been added to the archive. Please see errata.txt for more information.

Earth-based, polarimetric radar image data for Venus were collected from 1988-2020, using the Arecibo Observatory 12.6-cm (2380 MHz) transmitter in Puerto Rico and receivers at either the Arecibo Observatory or the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia. This data set contains complex-valued images of the backscatter from Venus for individual coherent looks five minutes in duration. The maps are in uncalibrated delay-Doppler format.

The data were provided by Bruce Campbell of the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Earth and Planetary Studies and archived by the PDS Geosciences Node.

Archive Contents

Root Directory - Start here for access to the entire volume. 

AAREADME.TXT - Introduction to the venus radar archive. Read this first.
ERRATA.TXT - Comments and errata concerning the archive volume.
VOLDESC.CAT - Description of the volume contents as a PDS catalog object.

INDEX Directory

  • INDXINFO.TXT - Tells what's in this directory.
  • INDEX.TAB - A list of all data files in the archive. Use this file to browse the data. This file is described by the label INDEX.LBL.

DATA Directory- Contains the image files. Each image has an accompanying detached PDS label.

DOCUMENT Directory

CATALOG Directory


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