I have downloaded Sentinel-1 SAR images from GEE in VV and VH polarization. I have two groups of images: 17 images in VV polarization and 17 images with VH polarization.

I have a model that is suppose to correct those images in SNAP:

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As you can see, whenever I try to run this I get this error message:

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I thought maybe the error is because I have for each image only one polarization mode because my code extract it like this. Or maybe the problem is that I haven't downloaded it directly from Sentinel, however, I have seen many researches that have used GEE to download SAR images.

This is the code I have been using:

var img = ee.ImageCollection('COPERNICUS/S1_GRD')
        .filter(ee.Filter.eq('instrumentMode', 'IW'))
        .map(function(image) {
          var edge = image.lt(-30.0);
          var maskedImage = image.mask().and(edge.not());
          return image.updateMask(maskedImage);

var desc = img.filter(ee.Filter.eq('orbitProperties_pass', 'DESCENDING'));

var dataset=img.size();

var clippedCol=img.map(function(im){ 
   return im.clip(geometry);

var listOfImages =(clippedCol.toList(clippedCol.size()));

var listOfNumbers = [0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16];

for (var i in listOfNumbers) {
  var image = ee.Image(listOfImages.get(listOfNumbers[i]));
  var toexport=image.visualize({min: -30, max: 5}).addBands(image);

  // do what ever you need with image
  Map.addLayer(image,{min: -30, max: 5}, i);
  image: toexport.toFloat(),
  description: i,


My end goal is to be able to process my SAR images that were download from GEE.

Additional information: I am able to display those images from GEE, but can't run any analysis, and each image has 2 bands as you can see here:

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Edit2 - I thought maybe it doesn't work because the images are corrected already. I have tried to create stack but got the next error message:

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1 Answer 1


The Sentinel-1 SAR data available as GeoTIFFs from Google Earth Engine are already preprocessed and geocoded:


SNAP needs the original product structure and metadata to be able to apply SAR-related processing functions.

You can, however, create a stack in SNAP if you select "Product Geolocation" instead of "Orbit" in the stacking module under "Initial Offset Method".

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