China - Guangdong/Leizhou

Optical Data Requirements

Approximate Start Date of Acquisition: April-1, Covers 2 cropping seasons
Approximate End Date of Acquisition: Oct-31
Spatial Resolution: 10m (min), 5m (preferred)
Temporal Frequency: 4 times over each season, 8 times total per year; Two harvests per year; Approximately once per growth stage; (Early Rice: Early April/Late April/Mid May/Early June. Late Rice: Early Aug./Late Aug./Mid Sep./Early Oct./Late Oct.)
Latency of Data Delivery: Weekly
Wavelengths Required: G,R,NIR,SWIR
Across Swath: 25 km
Along Track: 30 km

SAR Data Requirements

Approximate Start Date of Acquisition: April 1; Covers 2 cropping seasons
Approximate End Date of Acquisition: October 31
Spatial Resolution: 10 m (min), 5 m (preferred), Requires higher resolution due to speckle
Temporal Frequency: 4 times over each season, 8 times total per year; Two harvests per year; Approximately once per growth stage; (Early Rice: Early April/Late April/Mid May/Early June. Late Rice: Early Aug./Late Aug./Mid Sep./Early Oct./Late Oct.)
Latency of Data Delivery: weekly
Wavelengths Required: X, C and L
Polarization Dual (VV,VH) (min), Polarimetric (preferred)
Incidence Angle Restrictions: 25º to 45º
Across Track: 25 km
Along Track: 30 km

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