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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-09 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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These are two comparison images of Mount Everest and its surroundings, along the border of Nepal and Tibet.
PIA01301:
Space Radar Image of Mount Everest
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.613 MB)     JPEG (577.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image is of an area thought to contain the ruins of the ancient settlement of Niya. It is located in the southwestern corner of the Taklamakan Desert in China's Sinjiang Province.
PIA01725:
Space Radar Image of Niya ruins, Taklamakan desert
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.656 MB)     JPEG (152.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a three-dimensional perspective view of a false-color image of the eastern part of the Big Island of Hawaii.
PIA01717:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii in 3-D
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.615 MB)     JPEG (140.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These two false-color images of the Manaus region of Brazil in South America were acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar on board the space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01735:
Space Radar Image of Manaus, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.568 MB)     JPEG (245.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This image of Fort Irwin in California's Mojave Desert compares interferometric radar signatures topography - data that were obtained by multiple imaging of the same region to produce three-dimensional elevation maps.
PIA01759:
SPace Radar Image of Fort Irwin, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.509 MB)     JPEG (296.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Data acquired on April 13, 1994 and on October 4, 1994 from NASA's X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar on board the space shuttle Endeavour were used to generate interferometric fringes, which were overlaid on the X-SAR image of Kilauea.
PIA01762:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.69 MB)     JPEG (520.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These four images of the Long Valley region of east-central California illustrate the steps required to produced three dimensional data and topographics maps from radar interferometry.
PIA01770:
Space Radar Image of Long Valley, California -Interferometry/Topography
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.96 MB)     JPEG (1.504 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This pair of images illustrates the ability of multi-parameter radar imaging sensors such as NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture radar to detect climate-related changes.
PIA01778:
Space Radar Image of Patagonian Ice Fields
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.9 MB)     JPEG (1.593 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This image of San Francisco, California shows how the radar distinguishes between densely populated urban areas and nearby areas that are relatively unsettled.
PIA01791:
Space Radar Image of San Francisco, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (50.23 MB)     JPEG (3.735 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image shows land use patterns in and around the city of Florence, Italy, shown here in the center of the image. Florence is situated on a plain in the Chianti Hill region of Central Italy.
PIA01795:
Space Radar Image of Florence, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.04 MB)     JPEG (2.274 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a radar image of an offshore drilling field about 150 km (93 miles) west of Bombay, India, in the Arabian Sea. The dark streaks are extensive oil slicks surrounding many of the drilling platforms, which appear as bright white spots.
PIA01803:
Space Radar Image of Oil Slicks
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.1 MB)     JPEG (2.086 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image of Lisbon, Portugal illustrates the different land use patterns that are present in coastal Portugal. Lisbon, the national capital, lies on the north bank of the Rio Tejo where the river enters the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA01807:
Space Radar Image of Lisbon, Portugal
Full Resolution:     TIFF (34.58 MB)     JPEG (2.158 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image of Belgrade, Serbia, illustrates the variety of land use patterns that can be observed with a multiple wavelength radar system.
PIA01839:
Space Radar Image of Belgrade, Serbia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.23 MB)     JPEG (2.34 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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 This radar image of Ventura County, California, shows the Santa Clara River valley and the surrounding mountains. The river valley is the linear feature that extends from the lower right to the upper left, where it empties into the Pacific Ocean.
PIA01860:
Space Radar Image of Ventura County, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (42.27 MB)     JPEG (3.482 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-13 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This is a space radar image of the area around the Unzen volcano, on the west coast of Kyushu Island in southwestern Japan.
PIA00504:
Unzen Volcano, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.37 MB)     JPEG (1.832 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-10-23 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This is an image showing part of Isla Isabella in the western Galapagos Islands. It was taken by the L-band radar in HH polarization from the Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar on the 40th orbit of NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA00499:
Radar Image of Galapagos Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.63 MB)     JPEG (407.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-13 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This space radar image shows the Roter Kamm impact crater in southwest Namibia. The crater rim is seen in the lower center of the image as a radar-bright, circular feature.
PIA00503:
Roter Kamm Impact Crater in Namibia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.03 MB)     JPEG (1.839 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-13 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This is an image of the area around the city of Angkor, Cambodia. The city houses an ancient complex of more than 60 temples dating back to the 9th century.
PIA00505:
Angkor, Cambodia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (41.23 MB)     JPEG (3.655 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-06 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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These images show two views of a region of south-central Egypt. On the left is an optical image from NASA's Landsat Thematic Mapper, and on the right is a radar image from NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA00737:
Safsaf Oasis, Egypt
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.751 MB)     JPEG (722.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image covers a portion of the Richtersveld National Park and Orange River (top of image) in the Northern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa.
PIA00821:
South Africa, Namibia Diamond Deposits
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.25 MB)     JPEG (1.739 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows a close up view of a portion of the Richtersveld National Park and Orange River (top of image) in the Northern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa.
PIA00822:
South Africa, Namibia Diamond Deposits (close-up)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.439 MB)     JPEG (581.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-06 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the dramatic landscape in the Phang Hoei Range of north central Thailand, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of the city of Lom Sak.
PIA01235:
North Central Thailand
Full Resolution:     TIFF (44.97 MB)     JPEG (3.526 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This image of the area surrounding the city of New Orleans, Louisiana in the southeastern United States demonstrates the ability of multi-frequency imaging radar to distinguish different types of land cover.
PIA01300:
Space Radar Image of New Orleans, Louisiana
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.94 MB)     JPEG (2.16 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-28 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This pair of images from space shows a portion of the southern Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula in the country of Oman.
PIA01302:
Space Radar Image of Ubar Optical/Radar
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.02 MB)     JPEG (795.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This radar image of the Washington, D.C. area demonstrates the capability of imaging radar as a useful tool for urban planners and managers to map and monitor land use patterns.
PIA01303:
Space Radar Image of Washington, D.C.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.622 MB)     JPEG (1.396 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-28 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This image of the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii shows the capability of imaging radar to map lava flows and other volcanic structures.
PIA01304:
Space Radar Image of Mauna Loa, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18 MB)     JPEG (1.84 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-28 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This radar image of the area surrounding the Galeras volcano in southern Colombia shows the ability of a multi-frequency radar to map volcanic structures that can be dangerous to study on the ground.
PIA01305:
Space Radar Image of Galeras Volcano, Colombia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (40.91 MB)     JPEG (3.423 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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Scientists are using this radar image of the area surrounding Sunbury, Pennsylvania to study the geologic structure and land use patterns in the Appalachian Valley and Ridge province.
PIA01306:
Space Radar Image of Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Full Resolution:     TIFF (29.48 MB)     JPEG (2.666 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the ocean surface in a portion of the Western Pacific Ocean.
PIA01308:
Space Radar Image of Western Pacific rain clouds
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.5 MB)     JPEG (2.205 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This radar image of the New York city metropolitan area. The island of Manhattan appears in the center of the image. The green-colored rectangle on Manhattan is Central Park.
PIA01309:
Space Radar Image of New York City
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.45 MB)     JPEG (2.531 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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The ability of a sophisticated radar instrument to image large regions of the world from space, using different frequencies that can penetrate dry sand cover, produced the discovery in this image: a previously unknown branch of an ancient river.
PIA01310:
Space Radar Image of Wadi Kufra, Libya
Full Resolution:     TIFF (54.46 MB)     JPEG (4.357 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This image of the Mississippi River in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana shows regions of the southern United States that are prone to flooding.
PIA01311:
Space Radar Image of Mississippi River
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.41 MB)     JPEG (1.207 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-09 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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NASA's SIR-C/X-SAR is shown here in the payload bay of the orbiting space shuttle Endeavour (STS-59), with an area of the Pacific Ocean northeast of Hawaii in the background.
PIA01321:
Onboard View - Space Shuttle Endeavour
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.33 MB)     JPEG (1.162 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the area of Death Valley, California and the different surface types in the area. Radar is sensitive to surface roughness with rough areas showing up brighter than smooth areas, which appear dark.
PIA01349:
Color Image of Death Valley, California from SIR-C
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.941 MB)     JPEG (684.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-12 Earth Space Shuttle
SIR-C/X-SAR
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These two gray-scale images from NASA's Space Shuttle show part of the Nile River, near the Fourth Cataract in Sudan.
PIA16179:
Nile River in Black and White
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.435 MB)     JPEG (707.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-12 Earth SMAP
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This image, created at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), shows the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, specifically depicting how the scanning antenna will fly in space and the swath coverage over the Earth.
PIA14392:
SMAP Flys over Earth (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-20 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft is lowered onto the Delta II payload attach structure in the Astrotech payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in preparation for launch, to take place no sooner than Jan. 29.
PIA19132:
NASA's SMAP is Readied for Launch
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.97 MB)     JPEG (637.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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Artist's rendering of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. The width of the region scanned on Earth's surface during each orbit is about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers).
PIA19133:
Soil Moisture Active Passive Satellite
Full Resolution:     TIFF (215.9 MB)     JPEG (2.761 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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In the Astrotech payload processing facility on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, technicians secure a transportation canister around NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft for its move to the launch pad.
PIA19134:
SMAP Gets Ready to Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite is transported across Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to Space Launch Complex 2, where it will be mated to a Delta II rocket for launch, targeted for Jan. 29.
PIA19135:
Satellite in a Can
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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At Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is lifted up the side of a mobile service tower for mating to its Delta II rocket.
PIA19136:
Going Up
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.01 MB)     JPEG (642.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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The sun sets behind Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is being prepared for liftoff. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 29.
PIA19137:
Sunset at Vandenberg
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.01 MB)     JPEG (416.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-09 Earth SMAP
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Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's SMAP observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.
PIA19236:
NASA's Soil Moisture Mapper Takes First 'SMAPshots'
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.131 MB)     JPEG (231.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Italy's Mount Etna is the focus of this perspective from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The city of Catania is barely visible behind Etna on the bay at the upper left. Mt. Etna erupted in
PIA03371:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.617 MB)     JPEG (148.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Oyama, an 820-meter-high (2,700 feet) volcano on the island of Miyake-Jima, Japan.
PIA02771:
ASTER-SRTM Perspective of Mount Oyama Volcano, Miyake-Jima Island, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.26 MB)     JPEG (101 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Italy's Mount Etna and the Aeolian Islands are the focus of this perspective view from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The image is looking south with the islands of Lipari and Vulcano in the foreground and Etna with its dark lava flows on the skyline.
PIA03370:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy & the Aeolian Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.534 MB)     JPEG (86.35 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

Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.98 MB)     JPEG (737.4 kB)
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
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Natural Color Mosaic of North America
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.95 MB)     JPEG (597.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-15 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 in the state of Bahia in Brazil.
PIA02704:
Shaded Relief of Bahia State, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.391 MB)     JPEG (1.179 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The Sovereign Democratic Republic of the Fiji Islands, commonly known as Fiji, is an independent nation consisting of some 332 islands surrounding the Koro Sea in the South Pacific Ocean. This image shows Viti Levu, the largest island in the group.
PIA02732:
Shaded relief, color as height, Fiji
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.396 MB)     JPEG (328.6 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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.9 MB)     JPEG (1.063 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The southeast part of the island of Hokkaido, Japan, is an area dominated by volcanoes and volcanic caldera. The active Usu Volcano is at the lower right edge of the circular Lake Toya-Ko and near the center of the image.
PIA02751:
Radar Image, Hokkaido, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.544 MB)     JPEG (1.125 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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From Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River (at the top of the image) and extending to Long Island (at the bottom) this image shows the varied topography of eastern New York State and parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
PIA02752:
Stereo Pair of Height as Color & Shaded Relief, New York State, Lake Ontario to Long Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.123 MB)     JPEG (546.7 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.24 MB)     JPEG (3.371 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This 3D perspective view shows the Japanese island called Miyake-Jima viewed from the northeast. This island - about 180 kilometers south of Tokyo - is part of the Izu chain of volcanic islands that runs south from the main Japanese island of Honshu.
PIA02769:
Perspective View of Shaded Relief with Color as Height, Miyake-Jima, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.176 MB)     JPEG (185.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.14 MB)     JPEG (1.086 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-12 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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On January 26, 2001, the Kachchh region in western India suffered the most deadly earthquake in India's history.
PIA03300:
SRTM Colored and Shaded Topography: Haro and Kas Hills, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.369 MB)     JPEG (117.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This depiction of an area south of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina, is the first Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) view of the Andes Mountains, the tallest mountain chain in the western hemisphere.
PIA03310:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Laguna Mellquina, Andes Mountains, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.319 MB)     JPEG (503.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This depiction of an area south of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina, is the first Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)view of the Andes Mountains, the tallest mountain chain in the western hemisphere.
PIA03312:
SRTM Perspective of Colored Height and Shaded Relief Laguna Mellquina, Andes Mountains, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.869 MB)     JPEG (204.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia is shown in this scene created from a preliminary elevation model derived from the first data collected during NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on February 12, 2000.
PIA03314:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Sredinnyy Khrebet, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.862 MB)     JPEG (695.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-26 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the eastern flank of the Andes Mountains, southeast of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03317:
SRTM Anaglyph: Corral de Piedra, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.425 MB)     JPEG (486.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-26 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Volcanism and erosion are prominently seen in this view of the eastern flank of the Andes Mountains taken by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA03318:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Corral de Piedra, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-03 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the city of Bhuj, India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03320:
SRTM Anaglyph: Piñon Canyon region, Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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All of the major landforms relate to volcanism and/or erosion in this Shuttle Radar Topography Mission scene of Patagonia, near La Esperanza, Argentina.
PIA03322:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Lava plateaus in Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-24 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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Topographic data provided by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission can provide many clues to geologic history and processes.
PIA03324:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Near Zapala, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2002-03-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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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)
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
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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, 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)
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
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2003-03-27 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2003-06-19 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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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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 2003-08-21 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 2003-10-24 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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Strait of Gibraltar, Perspective with Landsat Image Overlay
PIA03397:
Strait of Gibraltar, Perspective with Landsat Image Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2004-06-11 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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.696 MB)     JPEG (320.2 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.31 MB)     JPEG (1.24 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (123.1 MB)     JPEG (13.79 MB)
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 2004-07-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-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
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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

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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.15 MB)     JPEG (1.272 MB)
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