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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-13 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds instrument on NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) spacecraft captured these near-real-time backscatter images of melting on the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica's Weddell Sea between October 27 (left) and October 29 (right).
PIA03894:
QuikScat Captures an Early Melt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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This image, produced from data collected by the SeaWinds scatterometer instrument onboard NASA's QuikScat mission reveals the details of the surface winds and rain in Typhoon Nanmadol as it moves westward.
PIA07100:
Typhoon Nanmadol
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds scatterometer aboard NASA's QuikScat satellite collected the data used to create this colorful image of Cyclone Olaf churning in the South Pacific on February 16, 2005.
PIA07415:
Cyclones in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-18 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Typhoon Haitang is shown here churning steadily towards Taiwan and China. This image shows the storm's swirling wind patterns as observed by NASA's QuikScat satellite on July 14, 2005, at 19:19 UTC (14:19 Eastern Daylight Time).
PIA07968:
Super Typhoon Haitang
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-18 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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When NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) captured this image on July 13, 2005, Emily was just a few hours away from becoming a hurricane.
PIA07969:
Hurricane Emily
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-25 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Tropical Storm Katrina is shown here as observed by NASA's QuikScatsatellite on August 25, 2005, at 08:37 UTC (4:37 a.m. in Florida). At this time, the storm had 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour; 43 knots) sustained winds.
PIA07432:
Tropical Storm Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Nearly the whole of the Gulf of Mexico was churning with the powerful winds and rains of Hurricane Katrina on August 28, 2005, when NASA's QuikScat satellite captured this image.
PIA04176:
Hurricane Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-12 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Distribution Patterns of Land
Surface Water from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
PIA03029:
Distribution Patterns of Land Surface Water from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-21 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The eye of Hurricane Wilma, a menacing Category 4 storm, approaches the northeastern tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in this October 21 image from NASA's QuikScat satellite, depicting relative wind speeds and direction.
PIA03056:
Wilma's Winds Whip Mexico's Yucatan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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A ferry carrying more than 600 passengers sank in the Java Sea between the island of Java and Borneo just before midnight on December 29, 2006, during high winds and rough seas.
PIA09110:
QuikScat Shows Rough Seas/Atmospheric Conditions at Time of Two Java Sea Disasters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-06 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat observed a rare tropical cyclone in the northern part of the Arabian Sea, threatening the petroleum shipping lanes and the Gulf States (e.g. Oman) that are unprepared for such an event.
PIA09600:
Tropical Cyclone Gonu Observed by QuikSCAT
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat satellite acquired this image of Category One Typhoon Fitow on Sept. 6, 2007, prior to the storm making landfall in Japan.
PIA09978:
NASA Measures Fitow's Winds by Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-23 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The scope and extent of the strong Santa Ana wind event in Southern California the week of Oct. 21, 2007, is visible in this image from NASA's QuikScat satellite.
PIA10089:
NASA's QuikScat Maps Southern California's Destructive Santa Ana Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-11 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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There has been considerable interest in the recent state of Arctic sea ice for scientific research and for operational applications especially along the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage.
PIA11086:
Recent State of Arctic Sea Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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High-resolution ocean surface wind data from NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) illustrate the strength of Santa Ana winds that pounded Southern California in 2003.
PIA03892:
Santa Ana Winds Over Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-20 Earth RadarSat
Imaging Radar
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Global View of the Arctic Ocean
PIA02970:
Global View of the Arctic Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-20 Earth RadarSat
Imaging Radar
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NASA researchers have new [sic] insights into the mysteries of Arctic sea ice, thanks to the unique abilities of Canada's Radarsat satellite.
PIA02971:
Comparative Views of Arctic Sea Ice Growth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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Artist's rendering of NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument (inset), which will launch to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction and help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring.
PIA17897:
ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-06 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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Launched Sept. 21, 2014, to the International Space Station, NASA's newest Earth-observing mission, the International Space Station-RapidScat scatterometer to measure global ocean near-surface wind speeds and directions.
PIA18824:
NASA's New RapidScat Breezes Into Operation Aboard Space Station
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-21 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat ocean wind scatterometer viewed Hurricane Ana as it approached Hawaii. From Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, 2014, RapidScat observed Ana seven times. This frame is from a movie containing multiple days of observation.
PIA18834:
Hurricane Ana Viewed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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On Jan. 28, 2015 from 2:41 to 4:14 UTC, NASA's ISS-RapidScat saw the nor'easter's strongest sustained winds (red) between 56 and 67 mph (25 to 30 mps/90 to 108 kph) just off-shore from eastern Cape Cod.
PIA18059:
NASA RapidScat Proving Valuable for Tropical Cyclones
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-23 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat passed over Hurricane Patricia at about 3:00 AM GMT on Oct. 23, 2015. A Hurricane Warning was in effect from San Blas to Punta San Telmo.
PIA20031:
Hurricane Patricia Viewed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-06 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat's antenna, lower right, was pointed at Hurricane Patricia as the powerful storm approached Mexico on Oct. 23, 2015.
PIA20049:
RapidScat and Hurricane Patricia Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-21 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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This image shows monthly average winds for November 2014 and 2015 near the ocean surface as observed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat on the International Space Station.
PIA20365:
NASA's RapidScat Observes El Niño Blowing in the Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-25 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument on the International Space Station provided a look at the strong winds that led to coastal flooding in southern New Jersey during the historic winter storm that blanketed much of the U.S. East Coast, starting Jan. 23, 2016.
PIA20366:
Winter Storm Winds in Southern New Jersey, as Viewed by ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-28 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument on the International Space Station provided a look at the strong winds that created blizzard conditions and coastal flooding during the historic winter storm that blanketed much of U.S. East Coast, starting Jan. 23, 2016.
PIA20372:
Winter Storm Winds on U.S. East Coast, as Viewed by ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-18 Earth Seasat
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This Seasat synthetic aperture radar image from Aug. 27, 1978, shows the Massachusetts coast from Nantucket Island in the south past Cape Cod and Boston to Cape Ann in the north.
PIA18137:
NASA's Seasat Satellite Shows Massachusetts Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-27 Earth Seasat
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Seasat, built and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), was launched thirty-five years ago, on June 27, 1978. It was the first satellite designed for remote sensing of the Earth's oceans using many ground-breaking technologies.
PIA15816:
Seasat Celebrates Landmark in Remote-Sensing History Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-24 Earth SeaWinds
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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One of NASA's newest Earth-observing instruments, the SeaWinds scatterometer aboard Japan's Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (Adeos) 2--now renamed Midori 2--has successfully transmitted its first radar data to our home planet.
PIA03896:
NASA's Newest SeaWinds Instrument Breezes Into Operation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Earth Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A)
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The objective of NASA's Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A) was to observe the Earth by use of radar imagery, acquire and transmit data of different geologic regions. This is a view of China in 2000.
PIA02986:
Radar view of China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-14 Earth Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A)
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The objective of NASA's Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A) was to observe the Earth by use of radar imagery, acquire and transmit data of different geologic regions. This is a view of New Guinea in 2000.
PIA02994:
Radar view of New Guinea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
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Why does Fargo flood? The Red River of the North, which forms the border between North Dakota and Minnesota, has a long history of severe floods. Major floods include those of 1826, 1897, 1950, 1997, and now 2009.
PIA11964:
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
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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
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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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Australia is the only continent without any current volcanic activity, but it hosts one of the world's largest extinct volcanoes, the Tweed Volcano. Rock dating methods indicate that eruptions here lasted about three million years.
PIA06664:
Tweed Extinct Volcano, Australia, Stereo Pair of SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), acquired on February 2000, shows central Panama, with the remnants of the extinct volcano El Valle in the foreground and the Caribbean Sea in the distance.
PIA03369:
Perspective View with Color-Coded Shaded Relief, Central Panama
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), acquired on February 2000, shows the Panama Canal with the Gulf of Panama in the foreground and the Caribbean Sea in the distance.
PIA03368:
Perspective View with Color-Coded Shaded Relief, Panama Canal
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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 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
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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
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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 anaglyph of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula was generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, and shows a subtle but distinctive indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03380:
Anaglyph, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
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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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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-13 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 Massanutten Mountain in the Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03382:
Massanutten Mountain, Virginia, USA (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Shenandoah National Park lies astride part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which form the southeastern range of the greater Appalachian Mountains in Virginia.
PIA03383:
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, Shaded Relief with Height as Color
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.511 MB)     JPEG (152.9 kB)
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
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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 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
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-19 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Pando Province, Bolivia, and adjacent parts of Brazil and Peru are seen in this visualization of NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation data covering part of the Amazon Basin.
PIA03390:
Pando Province, Northern Bolivia, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.091 MB)     JPEG (172.2 kB)
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 2003-08-21 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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-08-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area in South America, the Guiana Highlands straddling the borders of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil.
PIA03396:
Guiana Highlands, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-24 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Strait of Gibraltar, Perspective with Landsat Image Overlay
PIA03397:
Strait of Gibraltar, Perspective with Landsat Image Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.227 MB)     JPEG (185.6 kB)
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 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This perspective view shows Mount Ararat in easternmost Turkey, which has been the site of several searches for the remains of Noah's Ark.
PIA03399:
Mount Ararat, Turkey, Perspective with Landsat Image Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.243 MB)     JPEG (128.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The volcanic nature of the island of Bali is evident in this shaded relief image generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA04950:
Bali, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.888 MB)     JPEG (213.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This perspective view shows the major volcanic group of Bali, one 13,000 islands comprising the nation of Indonesia.
PIA04951:
Mts. Agung and Batur, Bali, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.996 MB)     JPEG (108.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The area known as the Afar Triangle is located at the northern end of the East Africa Rift, where it approaches the southeastern end of the Red Sea and the southwestern end of the Gulf of Aden.
PIA04953:
Nabro and Mallahle Volcanoes, Eritrea and Ethiopia, SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief
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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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River drainage patterns provide clues to the rock types and erosional processes involved in landscape evolution.
PIA04954:
Gotel Mountains, Nigeria and Cameroon, SRTM Shaded Relief plus Height as Brightness
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.26 MB)     JPEG (359.9 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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The Zagros Mountains in Iran offer a visually stunning topographic display of geologic structure in layered sedimentary rocks in this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04955:
Zagros Mountains, Iran, SRTM Shaded Relief Anaglyph
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.247 MB)     JPEG (318.1 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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The Zagros Mountains in Iran offer a visually stunning topographic display of geologic structure in layered sedimentary rocks.
PIA04956:
Zagros Mountains, Iran, SRTM Shaded Relief
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2004-06-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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Portland, the largest city in Oregon, is located on the Columbia River at the northern end of the Willamette Valley. On clear days, Mount Hood highlights the Cascade Mountains backdrop to the east.
PIA04966:
Portland, Mount Hood, & Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, Perspective View
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.389 MB)     JPEG (573.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-03 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2004-09-15 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2004-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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

Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.69 MB)     JPEG (580.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-09 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2004-12-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2005-03-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2005-08-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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New Orleans Topography, Radar Image with Colored Height
PIA04174:
New Orleans Topography, Radar Image with Colored Height Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2005-09-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2005-12-09 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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The recently active volcano Mt. Manaro is the dominant feature in this shaded relief image of Ambae Island, part of the Vanuatu archipelago located 1400 miles northeast of Sydney, Australia.
PIA06675:
Ambae Island, Vanuatu (South Pacific)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), flown aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour in February 2000, acquired elevation measurements for nearly all of Earth's landmass between 60°N and 56°S latitudes.
PIA06669:
Crater Highlands, Tanzania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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American Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
PIA11965:
American Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.17 MB)     JPEG (156.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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)
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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)
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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 2010-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2010-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This perspective 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.
PIA12864:
Coastal Chile (Perspective View)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.828 MB)     JPEG (177.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2010-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada Fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is shown in this combined radar image and topographic view with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission where a 7.2 earthquake struck on April 4, 2010.
PIA13015:
Baja Earthquake Perspective View
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.741 MB)     JPEG (154.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This frame from an animation depicts ground subsidence resulting from the extraction of oil. The oil fields are located near the community of Lost Hills, California, approximately 100 km northwest of Bakersfield.
PIA13204:
Lost Hills Subsidence Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-24 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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A site in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania reveals the difference between NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital elevation model data as originally released in 2004 (left) and as now released at full resolution in 2014 (right).
PIA18813:
Tanzania Images Highlight Improvements in Full-Resolution SRTM Africa Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro.
PIA03356:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Mount Meru, Tanzania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2002-04-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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)
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