I wanted to shift from sentinel-2 image to sentinel-1 for crop type mapping due to cloud coverage in the context of Nepal. So I started learning about the sentinel-1 image with references and tutorials on sentinel-1 image processing from multiple sources. Rather than getting a perfect concept, I got confused with various ideas and techniques. Among them, the selection of product type on sentinel-1 is the one.
Please feel free to discuss with following questions that I am having if you could enlighten me.
With crop type mapping, forest change detection, and Land Cover/ Land use classifications, what would be the effect of selecting either SLC or GRD?
Google Earth Engine(GEE) has GRD product type only, so the analysis with GRD is much simpler, but what will I be missing in using the SLC product?