Amazon Rain Forest Sites


  • CEOS-WGCV - SAR Subgroup
  • The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
  • Working Group on Calibration and Validation
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Subgroup
Target Group: – Amazon Rain Forest Sites 
Marco Schwerdt (
Contact Details

Dr.-Ing. Marco Schwerdt
Head of the Calibration Group
German Aerospace Center
Microwaves and Radar Institute, Satellite SAR Systems
Tel.: +49 8153 28-3533
Fax: +49 8153 28-1449

Further Information
These Amazon rainforest sites were used for the antenna characterization of TerraSAR-X in 2007. Since then, they have been used for the long-term system monitoring of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X.
Number of distributed targets which belong to this target group: 3

- Amazon Rainforest 1 (Amazon rainforest @ Amazon site 1)
- Amazon Rainforest 2 (Amazon rainforest @ Amazon site 2)
- Amazon Rainforest 3 (Amazon rainforest @ Amazon site 3)