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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This shaded relief image of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula show a subtle, but unmistakable, indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. Most scientists now agree that this impact was the cause of the Cretatious-Tertiary Extinction.
PIA03379:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (395.4 MB)     JPEG (50.01 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-08-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image of the world was generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA03395:
World in Mercator Projection, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (127.8 MB)     JPEG (17.15 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, lying between the Sea of Okhotsk to the west and the Bering Sea and Pacific Ocean to the east, is one of the most active volcanic regions along the Pacific Ring of Fire.
PIA03374:
Colored Height and Shaded Relief, Kamchatka Peninsula
Full Resolution:     TIFF (233.5 MB)     JPEG (9.626 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-08-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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World Globes, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
PIA03394:
World Globes, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (109.4 MB)     JPEG (35.2 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-15 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography of the Gulf Coast states is well shown in this color-coded shaded relief map generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA06667:
Gulf Coast, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (236.5 MB)     JPEG (26.54 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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This stereoscopic shaded relief image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission shows Africa's topography. Also shown are Madagascar, the Arabian Peninsula, and other adjacent regions. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04964:
Africa in SRTM 3-D, Anaglyph of Shaded Relief
Full Resolution:     TIFF (123.1 MB)     JPEG (13.79 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Elevation data at the highest possible resolution from NASA's SRTM mission in February 2000 are being released for the first time for most of the African continent. This color shaded relief image shows the extent of SRTM digital elevation data for Africa.
PIA04965:
SRTM Data Release for Africa, Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (146.2 MB)     JPEG (19.74 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, southern Mexico and parts of Cuba and Jamaica are all seen in this image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03364:
Colored Height and Shaded Relief, Central America
Full Resolution:     TIFF (84.57 MB)     JPEG (8.603 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-08 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Los Angeles and vicinity seen from space, as viewed by NASA's Landsat 7 satellite from an altitude of 437 miles on May 4, 2001.
PIA03372:
Landsat with SRTM Shaded Relief, Los Angeles and Vicinity from Space
Full Resolution:     TIFF (239.2 MB)     JPEG (15.02 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-19 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image of South America was generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA03388:
South America, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (69.52 MB)     JPEG (8.202 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-19 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, in South America is dominated by the Andes Mountains, which extend all along the Pacific Coast. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03389:
Anaglyph, South America
Full Resolution:     TIFF (50.13 MB)     JPEG (6.633 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image of France was generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA03393:
France, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (134.9 MB)     JPEG (22.27 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image of North America was generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA03377:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, North America
Full Resolution:     TIFF (130.7 MB)     JPEG (56.09 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of the Iturralde Structure, Bolivia, a possible impact crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03378:
Anaglyph, North America
Full Resolution:     TIFF (94.73 MB)     JPEG (9.055 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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The island of Ireland comprises a large central lowland of limestone with a relief of hills surrounded by a discontinuous border of coastal mountains which vary greatly in geological structure.
PIA06672:
Ireland, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (96.97 MB)     JPEG (6.802 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The Bosporus (also spelled Bosphorus) is a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara in the center of this view of northwest Turkey, taken during NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03349:
Shaded Relief and Radar Image with Color as Height, Bosporus Strait and Istanbul, Turkey
Full Resolution:     TIFF (88.77 MB)     JPEG (9.383 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers are shown in this view of the St. Louis area from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03346:
Shaded Relief with Color as Height, St. Louis, Missouri
Full Resolution:     TIFF (173.3 MB)     JPEG (15.1 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The diversity of landforms that make up the state of California is evident in this new [sic] rendition of the 3-D topography of the state.
PIA03347:
Shaded Relief with Color as Height, California Mosaic with Insets
Full Resolution:     TIFF (87.66 MB)     JPEG (6.901 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-03 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The very low topography of southern Florida is evident in this color-coded shaded relief map generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA06666:
Southern Florida, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (65.04 MB)     JPEG (5.819 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The 5000 meter (16,000 feet) high Tibetan Plateau has been formed by the collision of the Indian subcontinent with central Asia.
PIA04969:
Western Tibet, Shaded Relief with Color as Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (104.1 MB)     JPEG (8.565 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada Fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is shown in this perspective view with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission where a 7.2 earthquake struck on April 4, 2010.
PIA13016:
Baja Earthquake, Radar Image and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (118.1 MB)     JPEG (5.532 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission imaged Sendai, the capital city of Japan's Miyagi Prefecture a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck offshore on Mar. 11. 2011.
PIA13912:
NASA Radar Image Shows Topography of Sendai, Japan Region
Full Resolution:     TIFF (111.6 MB)     JPEG (4.919 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a perspective view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Hispianola. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on Haiti on January 12, 2010.
PIA12492:
Hispaniola
Full Resolution:     TIFF (99.54 MB)     JPEG (2.143 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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New Zealand straddles the juncture of the Indo-Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, two of Earth's major crustal plates.
PIA06662:
New Zealand, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.15 MB)     JPEG (1.272 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-03 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Erosional features are prominent in this view of southern Colorado taken NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). The area covers about 20,000 square kilometers and is located about 50 kilometers south of Pueblo, Colorado.
PIA03319:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Piñon Canyon region, Colorado
Full Resolution:     TIFF (77.4 MB)     JPEG (8.04 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Volcanic, tectonic, erosional and sedimentary landforms are all evident in this comparison of two elevation models of a region along the East African Rift at Lake Kivu. The area shown covers parts of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.
PIA03351:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Virunga and Nyiragongo Volcanoes and the East African Rift Valley
Full Resolution:     TIFF (78.98 MB)     JPEG (5.492 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area, Manila Bay and nearby volcanoes on Luzon Island in the Philippines. The image on the left was created using the best global topographic data set previously available, the U.S. Geological Survey's GTOPO30.
PIA03353:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Manila Bay, Philippines
Full Resolution:     TIFF (53.59 MB)     JPEG (4.092 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area, part of the Kunlun fault in northern Tibet. The image on the left was created using the best global topographic data set previously available, the U.S. Geological Survey's GTOPO30.
PIA03352:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Kunlun fault, east-central Tibet
Full Resolution:     TIFF (74.87 MB)     JPEG (5.561 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area, Lake Balbina near Manaus, Brazil. The image on the left was created using the best global topographic data set previously available, the U.S. Geological Survey's GTOPO30.
PIA03350:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Lake Balbina, near Manaus, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (71.37 MB)     JPEG (5.478 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-09 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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Australia is the world's smallest, flattest, and (after Antarctica) driest continent, but at 7.7 million square kilometers (3.0 million square miles) it is also the sixth largest country.
PIA06665:
Australia, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (38.46 MB)     JPEG (3.481 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This color-coded shaded relief view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission of coastal Chile indicates the epicenter (red marker) of the 8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010, just offshore of the Maule region in the Bahia de Chanco.
PIA12863:
Coastal Chile (Shaded Relief View)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (74.87 MB)     JPEG (3.126 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The Sinai Peninsula, located between Africa and Asia, is a result of those two continents pulling apart from each other.
PIA04957:
Sinai Peninsula, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (56.53 MB)     JPEG (3.751 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area, Kerguelen Island in the southern Indian Ocean. The image on the left was created using the best global topographic data set previously available, the U.S. Geological Survey's GTOPO30.
PIA03354:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Kerguelen Island, south Indian Ocean
Full Resolution:     TIFF (32.41 MB)     JPEG (2.381 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The prominent circular feature seen here is known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania. This anaglyph is from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04962:
Richat Structure, Mauritania, Anaglyph, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
Full Resolution:     TIFF (54.43 MB)     JPEG (3.974 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The topography of the island nation of Sri Lanka is well shown in this color-coded shaded relief map generated with digital elevation data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA06670:
Sri Lanka, Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.95 MB)     JPEG (3.425 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Much of Honshu, Japan's largest island, is seen in this image generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data on February 19, 2000.
PIA02791:
Radar Image with Color as Height: Tokyo, Honshu, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.5 MB)     JPEG (2.534 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear on the left (west) of this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04960:
Cape Town, South Africa, Anaglyph, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.41 MB)     JPEG (2.219 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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An 8-kilometer (5-mile) wide crater of possible impact origin is shown in this view of an isolated part of the Bolivian Amazon from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03359:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Iturralde Structure, Bolivia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (38.9 MB)     JPEG (3.517 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows elatively young volcanoes in northern Patagonia, at Los Menucos, Argentina. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02755:
Anaglyph, Patagonia, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.93 MB)     JPEG (2.452 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-21 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The prominent linear feature straight down the center of this perspective view is the San Andreas Fault. This segment of the fault lies near the city of Palmdale, CA (the flat area in the right half of the image) about 60 kilometers north of Los Angeles.
PIA02733:
Perspective view, Landsat overlay San Andreas Fault, Palmdale, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.12 MB)     JPEG (879.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-21 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This image shows a perspective view of the area around Pasadena, California, just north of Los Angeles. The cluster of hills surrounded by freeways on the left is the Verdugo Hills, which lie between the San Gabriel Valley and the San Fernando Valley.
PIA02734:
Perspective View, Landsat Overlay Pasadena, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.95 MB)     JPEG (930 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-16 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This image shows Miquelon and Saint Pierre Islands, located south of Newfoundland, Canada. These islands, along with five smaller islands, are a self-governing territory of France. North is in the top right corner of the image.
PIA02739:
3-D Perspective View, Miquelon and Saint Pierre Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (34.1 MB)     JPEG (1.338 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-20 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The prominent linear feature straight down the center of this perspective view is California's famous San Andreas Fault. The image was created with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA02745:
Perspective View, San Andreas Fault
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.318 MB)     JPEG (703.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-20 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The prominent linear feature straight down the center of this perspective view is the San Andreas Fault in an image created with data from NASA's shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA02746:
Perspective View, San Andreas Fault
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.834 MB)     JPEG (666.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-20 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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California's Garlock Fault, marking the northwestern boundary of the Mojave Desert, lies at the foot of the mountains, running from the lower right to the top center of this image, which was created with data from NASA's shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA02747:
Perspective View, Garlock Fault
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.213 MB)     JPEG (756.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-28 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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In the lower center of this perspective view of upstate New York, the city of Syracuse hugs the southeastern banks (top right side) of Lake Onondaga, the smaller of the two dark features that dominate the scene.
PIA02778:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Syracuse, Oneida Lake, Upstate New York
Full Resolution:     TIFF (33.47 MB)     JPEG (1.766 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-27 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Manicouagan Crater is one of the world's largest and oldest known impact craters and perhaps the one most readily apparent to astronauts in orbit. The age of the impact is estimated at 214 million years before present.
PIA03384:
Stereo Pair, with Topographic Height as Color, Manicouagan Crater, Quebec, Canada
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.78 MB)     JPEG (2.177 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03387:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska, Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.8 MB)     JPEG (2.079 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The top picture is a shaded relief image of the northwest corner of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data, and shows a subtle, but unmistakable, indication of the Chicxulub impact crater.
PIA03381:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color and Landsat, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (30.85 MB)     JPEG (2.545 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-23 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR)
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Natural Color Mosaic of North America
PIA04361:
Natural Color Mosaic of North America
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.95 MB)     JPEG (597.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-18 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Prominently displayed in this image, Mt. Pinos, at 2,692 meters (8,831 feet) is the highest peak in the Los Padres National Forest.
PIA03305:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Mt. Pinos, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.15 MB)     JPEG (835 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-18 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This image of the Santa Barbara, California, region provides a beautiful snapshot of the area's rugged mountains and long and varied coastline.
PIA03306:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Santa Barbara Coastline, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.13 MB)     JPEG (923.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This view of northern Patagonia, at Los Menucos, Argentina shows remnants of relatively young volcanoes built upon an eroded plain of much older and contorted volcanic, granitic, and sedimentary rocks.
PIA02756:
Stereo Pair, Patagonia, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.23 MB)     JPEG (1.777 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Alpine fault runs parallel to, and just inland of, much of the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. This view was created from the near-global digital elevation model produced by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA06661:
Alpine Fault, New Zealand, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.84 MB)     JPEG (1.473 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) has produced the first high-resolution, near-global elevation dataset of Earth.
PIA04967:
Library of Congress Model, Perspective View
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.27 MB)     JPEG (895.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This elevation anaglyph of Los Angeles and adjacent mountainous terrain was created by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04968:
Library of Congress Model, Anaglyph
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.503 MB)     JPEG (858.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-23 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Los Angeles, Calif., is one of the world's largest metropolitan areas with a population of about 15 million people. The urban areas mostly cover the coastal plains and lie within the inland valleys.
PIA03376:
Perspective View, SRTM / Landsat, Los Angeles, Calif
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.45 MB)     JPEG (1.906 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic map acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000 vividly displays California's famous San Andreas Fault along the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert, Calif.
PIA02714:
San Andreas Fault, Southern California , Radar Image, Wrapped Color as Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic map acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000 vividly displays California's famous San Andreas Fault along the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert, Calif.
PIA02712:
San Andreas Fault, Southern California, Shaded Relief, Wrapped Color as Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The diversity of landforms that make up the state of California is evident in this new [sic] rendition of the 3-D topography of the state.
PIA03333:
Shaded Relief with Color as Height, California Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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New Orleans Topography, Radar Image with Colored Height
PIA04174:
New Orleans Topography, Radar Image with Colored Height Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.67 MB)     JPEG (1.437 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-15 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image shows the northern part of central New York State, a landscape sculpted by the ice sheets of the last ice age. Lake Ontario runs across the top of the image.
PIA02754:
Radar with Color-wrapped Height Fringes, Syracuse and vicinity, New York State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-15 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view of upstate New York shows Lake Ontario in the lower left, the Adirondack Mountains in the upper left, and the Catskill Mountains on the right.
PIA02759:
Perspective View, Syracuse, Oneida Lake, Utica, Upstate New York
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.13 MB)     JPEG (2.424 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a stereoscopic view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti where a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA12493:
Southern Haiti Anaglyph
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.62 MB)     JPEG (900.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic map acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 12, 2000 shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
PIA02708:
Shaded Relief, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.34 MB)     JPEG (1.485 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-15 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This radar image acquired in February 2000 by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) shows an area in the state of Bahia in Brazil.
PIA02706:
Shaded Relief of South Africa, Northern Cape Province
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic image acquired in February 2000 by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) shows an area south of the Sao Francisco River in Brazil.
PIA02700:
Shaded Relief of Rio Sao Francisco, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.27 MB)     JPEG (1.606 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-05 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Most of Los Angeles is visible in this computer-generated north-northeast perspective viewed from above the Pacific Ocean.
PIA03348:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Los Angeles Basin
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.61 MB)     JPEG (953.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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'From the desert to the mountains to the sea,' this image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000, shows in striking detail the varied topography of Southern California.
PIA02719:
Southern California Shaded Relief, Color as Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.636 MB)     JPEG (654 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Three striking and important areas of Tanzania in eastern Africa are shown in this color-coded shaded relief image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA04959:
Olduvai Gorge, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The striking contrast of geologic structures in Africa is shown in this shaded relief image of Mt. Elgon on the left and a section of the Great Rift Valley on the right.
PIA04958:
Mt. Elgon, Africa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Imaging Radar
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Hurricane Rita Track<br />Radar Image with Topographic Overlay
PIA06674:
Hurricane Rita Track
Radar Image with Topographic Overlay
Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.57 MB)     JPEG (452.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The topography of New Zealand's North Island is rich in seismic features: The sharp line cutting through the city of Wellington (on the left side of the large bay on the bottom coast) is the active Wellington Fault.
PIA02742:
Shaded relief with Color as Height, Wellington, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The 2002 Winter Olympics are hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains.
PIA03341:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Salt Lake City Olympics Venues, Utah
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19 MB)     JPEG (1.558 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-13 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
PIA04952:
Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.64 MB)     JPEG (1.094 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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SRTM Data Release for Eurasia, Index Map and Colored Height
PIA03398:
SRTM Data Release for Eurasia, Index Map and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.646 MB)     JPEG (509.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-12 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The white, mottled area in the right-center of this image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) is Madrid, the capital of Spain.
PIA03375:
Shaded Relief and Radar Image with Color as Height, Madrid, Spain
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.02 MB)     JPEG (1.897 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska is considered the classic example of a piedmont glacier. Piedmont glaciers occur where valley glaciers exit a mountain range onto broad lowlands, are no longer laterally confined, and spread to become wide lobes.
PIA03386:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This shaded relief topographic acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) image from data collected on February 12, 2000 shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
PIA02710:
Shaded Relief Color Wrapped, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens catastrophically erupted, causing the worst volcanic disaster in the recorded history of the United States.
PIA03361:
Stereo Pair, Mount St Helens, Washington State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-10 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This stereoscopic image pair is a perspective view that shows the western part of the city of Pasadena, California, looking north toward the San Gabriel Mountains. Portions of the cities of Altadena and La Canada Flintridge are also shown.
PIA02737:
Stereo Pair, Pasadena, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (lower left to upper right) of this map-view anaglyph of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA03392:
Anaglyph with Landsat Virgin Islands, Caribbean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Davenport Ranges of central Australia have been inferred to be among the oldest persisting landforms on Earth, founded on the belief that the interior of Australia has been tectonically stable for at least 700 million years.
PIA06663:
Davenport Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Tokyo, located on the island of Honshu, with Mt. Fuji in the background as seen in this image generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data on February 21, 2000.
PIA02792:
Perspective View with Radar Image Overlaid, Color as Height: Mt. Fuji and Tokyo, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.121 MB)     JPEG (441.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-11 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, is located on the shores of Port Nicholson, a natural harbor at the south end of North Island. The city was founded in 1840 by British emigrants and now has a regional population of more than 400,000 residents.
PIA02749:
Stereo Pair: Wellington, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-21 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows rugged terrain between Los Angeles and California's central valley. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02777:
SRTM Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay: Los Angeles to San Joaquin Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a perspective view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti where a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010.
PIA12494:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.41 MB)     JPEG (599.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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Mount Saint Helens is a prime example of how Earth's topographic form can greatly change even within our lifetimes.
PIA06668:
Mount Saint Helens, Washington, USA,
SRTM Perspective: Shaded Relief and Colored Height

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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-18 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view, acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000, shows the western part of the city of Pasadena, California, looking north towards the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA02718:
Pasadena, California Perspective View with Aerial Photo and Landsat Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image shows the area around the January 26, 2001, earthquake in western India, the deadliest in the country's history with some 20,000 fatalities. The epicenter of the magnitude 7.6 earthquake was just to the left of the center of the image.
PIA02799:
SRTM Radar Image with Color as Height: Kachchh, Gujarat, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-27 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Manicouagan Crater is one of the world's largest and oldest known impact craters and perhaps the one most readily apparent to astronauts in orbit. This anaglyph is from the instrument onboard NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses needed.
PIA03385:
Anaglyph, Manicouagan Crater, Quebec, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-27 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The Meseta de Somuncura is a semi-arid basalt plateau in northern Patagonia. This view of the northwestern part of the plateau, near Los Menucos, Argentina, shows numerous depressions where the upper basalt layers are missing or collapsed.
PIA02767:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Meseta de Somuncura, Patagonia, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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Mississippi Delta, Radar Image with Colored Height
PIA04175:
Mississippi Delta, Radar Image with Colored Height Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.15 MB)     JPEG (781.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
SIR-C/X-SAR
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Indian Ocean coastline north of Phuket, Thailand is a major tourist destination that was in the path of the tsunami produced by a giant offshore earthquake on December 26, 2004.
PIA06671:
Tsunami Inundation, North of Phuket, Thailand
ASTER Images and SRTM Elevation Model

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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-13 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Basalt cliffs along the northwest edge of the Meseta de Somuncura plateau near Sierra Colorada, Argentina show an unusual and striking pattern of erosion.
PIA02763:
Stereo Pair: Basalt Cliffs, Patagonia, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.358 MB)     JPEG (505.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography of Savai’i and Upolu, the two large islands of the Independent State of Samoa, is well shown in this color-coded perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA11966:
Independent State of Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.61 MB)     JPEG (322 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-21 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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California's topography poses challenges for road builders. Northwest of Los Angeles, deformation of Earth's crust along the Pacific-North American crustal plate boundary has made transportation difficult.
PIA02776:
SRTM Stereo Pair with Landsat Overlay: Los Angeles to San Joaquin Valley, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.883 MB)     JPEG (685.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Pasadena, California, looking north toward the San Gabriel Mountains. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02731:
Anaglyph of Perspective View with Aerial Photo Overlay Pasadena, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-14 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 12, 2000 shows two islands, Miquelon and Saint Pierre, located south of Newfoundland, Canada.
PIA02702:
3-D perspective of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.571 MB)     JPEG (258.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-19 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic radar image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000 shows the Lanai (left) and western Maui (right) islands of Hawaii.
PIA02723:
Radar Image, Wrapped Color as Height, Lanai and West Maui, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.881 MB)     JPEG (676.5 kB)
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