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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These two images were created using data from NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA01712:
Space Radar Image of Manaus, Brazil
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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 vegetation map of the Raco, Michigan area produced from data acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) onboard space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01713:
Space Radar Image of Raco Vegetation Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This biomass map of the Raco, Michigan, area was produced from data acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) onboard space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01714:
Space Radar Image of Raco Biomass Map
Full Resolution:     TIFF (628.7 kB)     JPEG (457.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These two images were created using data from NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA01715:
Space Radar Image of Mammoth, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.8 MB)     JPEG (315 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 false-color, three-frequency image of the Oberpfaffenhofen supersite, southwest of Munich in southern Germany, which shows the differences in what the three radar bands can see on the ground.
PIA01716:
Space Radar Image of Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.316 MB)     JPEG (228.1 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 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a three-dimensional perspective of Mammoth Mountain, California. This view was constructed by overlaying a NASA Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C (SIR-C) radar image on a U.S. Geological Survey digital elevation map.
PIA01718:
Space Radar Image of Mammoth, California in 3-D
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.938 MB)     JPEG (259.6 kB)
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This is a three-frequency false color image of Flevoland, The Netherlands, centered at 52.4 degrees north latitude, 5.4 degrees east longitude.
PIA01719:
Space Radar Image of Flevoland, Netherlands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.552 MB)     JPEG (713.3 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 C-band, VV polarization radar image of the Namib desert in southern Namibia, near the coast of South West Africa.
PIA01720:
Space Radar Image of Namib Desert in Southern Namib
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.742 MB)     JPEG (721.2 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 radar image of the region around the site of the lost city of Ubar in southern Oman, on the Arabian Peninsula.
PIA01721:
Space Radar Image of the Lost City of Ubar
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.57 MB)     JPEG (952.1 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 radar image of a little known volcano in northern Colombia. The image was acquired on orbit 80 of space shuttle Endeavour on April 14, 1994, by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA01722:
Space Radar Image of Colombian Volcano
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This is a radar image of the southwest portion of the buried Chicxulub impact crater in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
PIA01723:
Space Radar Image of the Yucatan Impact Crater Site
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This is a false-color radar image of Central Africa, showing the Virunga Volcano chain along the borders of Rwanda, Zaire and Uganda. This area is home to the endangered mountain gorillas.
PIA01724:
Space Radar Image of Central African Gorilla Habitat
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.21 MB)     JPEG (1.071 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01525:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Weakening, January 17, 1999
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Altimeter
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The cold pool of water in the Pacific known as La Niņa still persists, although it is slowly weakening, according to scientists studying new data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01526:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Hangs On, February 27, 1999
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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 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)
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This radar image of the Midland/Odessa region of West Texas, demonstrates an experimental technique, called ScanSAR, that allows scientists to rapidly image large areas of the Earth's surface.
PIA01787:
Space Radar Image of West Texas - SAR Scan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.434 MB)     JPEG (452.8 kB)
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This is a radar image of the area surrounding the Harvard Forest in north-central Massachusetts that has been operated as a ecological research facility by Harvard University since 1907.
PIA01788:
Space Radar Image of Harvard Forest
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.7 MB)     JPEG (1.158 MB)
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This three-dimensional perspective of the remote Karakax Valley in the northern Tibetan Plateau of western China was created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01800:
Space Radar Image of Karakax Valley, China 3-D
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.026 MB)     JPEG (170.8 kB)
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This radar image shows the Star City cosmonaut training center, east of Moscow, Russia. Four American astronauts are training here for future long-duration flights aboard the Russian Mir space station.
PIA01775:
Space Radar Image of Star City, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (41.12 MB)     JPEG (4.695 MB)
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The summit of the Mount Etna volcano on the island of Sicily, Italy, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, is shown near the center of this radar image.
PIA01776:
Space Radar Image of Mt. Etna, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.43 MB)     JPEG (2.308 MB)
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The active volcano Sakura-Jima on the island of Kyushu, Japan is shown in the center of this radar image.
PIA01777:
Space Radar Image of Sakura-Jima Volcano, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (39.95 MB)     JPEG (3.308 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)
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This radar image shows the Teide volcano on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands, part of Spain, are located in the eastern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco.
PIA01779:
Space Radar Image of Teide Volcano
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.93 MB)     JPEG (1.764 MB)
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Mt. Vesuvius, one of the best known volcanoes in the world primarily for the eruption that buried the Roman city of Pompeii, is shown in the center of this radar image.
PIA01780:
Space Radar Image of Vesuvius, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.35 MB)     JPEG (2.751 MB)
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A NASA radar instrument has been successfully used to measure some of the fastest moving and most inaccessible glaciers in the world.
PIA01781:
Space Radar Image of San Rafael Glacier, Chile
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.016 MB)     JPEG (908.4 kB)
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The summits of two large volcanoes in Central Java, Indonesia are shown in the center of this radar image.
PIA01782:
Space Radar Image of Central Java, Indonesia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (63.05 MB)     JPEG (5.97 MB)
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This image of Houston, Texas, shows the amount of detail that is possible to obtain using spaceborne radar imaging.
PIA01783:
Space Radar Image of Houston, Texas
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.73 MB)     JPEG (1.529 MB)
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This is a radar image of the Mississippi River Delta where the river enters into the Gulf of Mexico along the coast of Louisiana.
PIA01784:
Space Radar Image of Mississippi Delta
Full Resolution:     TIFF (49.58 MB)     JPEG (4.041 MB)
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This is the first calibrated, multi-frequency, multi-polarization spaceborne radar image of the seasonal sea-ice cover in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica.
PIA01786:
Space Radar Image of Weddell Sea Ice
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This radar image shows the massive urbanization of Los Angeles, California. The image extends from the Santa Monica Bay at the left to the San Gabriel Mountains at the right.
PIA01789:
Space Radar Image of Los Angeles, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (50.23 MB)     JPEG (5.598 MB)
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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)
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This radar image shows the area west of the Nile River near Cairo, Egypt. The Nile River is the dark band along the right side of the image and it flows approximately due North from the bottom to the right.
PIA01793:
Space Radar Image of Giza Egypt - with Enlargement
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.76 MB)     JPEG (1.011 MB)
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These radar images show two segments of the Great Wall of China in a desert region of north-central China, about 700 kilometers (434 miles) west of Beijing.
PIA01794:
Space Radar Image of Great Wall of China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.05 MB)     JPEG (1.589 MB)
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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)
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This radar image is centered near the small town of Pishan in northwest China, about 280 km (174 miles) southeast of the city of Kashgar along the ancient Silk Route in the Taklamakan desert of the Xinjiang Province.
PIA01796:
Space Radar Image of Pishan, China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (30.7 MB)     JPEG (2.58 MB)
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This is a radar image of the central part of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia that shows how the tropical rainforest typical of this country is being impacted by human activity.
PIA01797:
Space Radar Image of Central Sumatra, Indonesia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.82 MB)     JPEG (246 kB)
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This radar image of Salt Lake City, Utah, illustrates the different land use patterns that are present in the Utah Valley.
PIA01798:
Space Radar Image of Salt Lake City, Utah
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.97 MB)     JPEG (1.173 MB)
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This is a radar image showing surface features on the open ocean in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. There is no land mass in this image.
PIA01799:
Space Radar Image of North Atlantic Ocean
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.14 MB)     JPEG (1.832 MB)
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This is a radar image of a region in northern Sudan called the Keraf Suture that reveals newly discovered geologic features buried beneath layers of sand.
PIA01801:
Space Radar Image of Sudan Collision Zone
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.56 MB)     JPEG (2.247 MB)
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Two radar images are shown in this composite to compare the size of a standard spaceborne radar image (small inset) to the image that is created when the radar instrument is used in the ScanSAR mode (large image).
PIA01802:
Space Radar Image of Weddell Sea
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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)
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This radar image of Dublin, Ireland, shows how the radar distinguishes between densely populated urban areas and nearby areas that are relatively unsettled. In the center of the image is the city's natural harbor along the Irish Sea.
PIA01804:
Space Radar Image of Dublin, Ireland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.17 MB)     JPEG (1.381 MB)
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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)
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This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Saline Valley, about 30 km (19 miles) east of the town of Independence, California created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01808:
Space Radar Image of Saline Valley, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.441 MB)     JPEG (241.2 kB)
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This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Owens Valley, near the town of Bishop, California that was created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01809:
Space Radar Image of Owens Valley, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.689 MB)     JPEG (234.3 kB)
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A family of dormant volcanoes dominates the landscape in this radar image of the Andes Mountains in northern Ecuador. The city of Otavalo, shown in pink, and Lake Otavalo lie within the triangle formed by three volcanoes in the upper part of the image.
PIA01810:
Space Radar Image of North Ecuador
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.34 MB)     JPEG (1.338 MB)
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This radar image shows the volcanic island of Reunion, about 700 km (434 miles) east of Madagascar in the southwest Indian Ocean. The southern half of the island is dominated by the active volcano, Piton de la Fournaise.
PIA01811:
Space Radar Image of Reunion Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.31 MB)     JPEG (1.61 MB)
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This radar image of the area surrounding Boston, Mass., shows how a spaceborne radar system distinguishes between densely populated urban areas and nearby areas that are relatively unsettled.
PIA01812:
Space Radar Image of Boston, Massachusetts
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.55 MB)     JPEG (1.138 MB)
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This is an image of the Bolivian capital city of La Paz that was created using three radar frequencies.
PIA01813:
Space Radar Image of La Paz, Bolivia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.04 MB)     JPEG (1.023 MB)
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This space radar image shows the area surrounding the Dead Sea along the West Bank between Israel and Jordan. This region is of major cultural and historical importance to millions of Muslims, Jews and Christians who consider it the Holy Land.
PIA01814:
Space Radar Image of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.16 MB)     JPEG (1.522 MB)
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The city of Washington, D.C., is shown is this space radar image. Images like these are useful tools for urban planners and managers, who use them to map and monitor land use patterns.
PIA01815:
Space Radar Image of Washington D.C.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.94 MB)     JPEG (1.6 MB)
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This is a spaceborne radar image of the area surrounding St. Louis, Missouri, where the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers come together. The city of St. Louis is the bright gold area within a bend in the Mississippi River at the lower center of the image.
PIA01817:
Space Radar Image of St. Louis, Missouri
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This space radar image illustrates the recent rapid urban development occurring along the lower Colorado River at the Nevada/Arizona state line. Lake Mojave is the dark feature that occupies the river valley in the upper half of the image.
PIA01818:
Space Radar Image of Colorado River
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Ancient lava flows dating back 2,000 to 15,000 years are shown in light green and red on the left side of this space radar image of the Craters of the Moon National Monument area in Idaho.
PIA01819:
Space Radar Image of Craters of the Moon, Idaho
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Bright, arc-shaped limestone hills and complex, branching drainage patterns dominate this three-frequency space radar image of a desert area in the north central plain of Oman.
PIA01820:
Space Radar Image of Central Plain, Oman
Full Resolution:     TIFF (44.4 MB)     JPEG (3.969 MB)
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This multi-frequency space radar image of a tropical rainforest in western Brazil shows rapidly changing land use patterns and it also demonstrates the capability of the different radar frequencies to detect and penetrate heavy rainstorms.
PIA01821:
Space Radar Image of Randonia Rain Cell
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This three-frequency space radar image of west central Egypt shows detailed patterns of eroded sedimentary rock formations emerging through a vast sea of sand dunes.
PIA01822:
Space Radar Image of Egypt Sand Dunes
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This three-frequency space radar image shows the city of Samara, Russia in pink and light green right of center. Samara is at the junction of the Volga and Samara Rivers approximately 800 kilometers (500 miles) southeast of Moscow.
PIA01823:
Space Radar Image of Samara, Russia
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This space radar image of Athens, Greece, shows the sprawling, modern development of this ancient capital city. Densely populated urban areas appear in shades of pink and light green.
PIA01824:
Space Radar Image of Athens, Greece
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This three-frequency space radar image of south-central Egypt demonstrates the unique capability of imaging radar to penetrate thin sand cover in arid regions to reveal hidden details below the surface.
PIA01825:
Space Radar Image of Safsaf Oasis, Egypt
Full Resolution:     TIFF (39.25 MB)     JPEG (3.539 MB)
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This space radar image shows the rugged topography of Santa Cruz Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Santa Barbara and Ventura, Calif.
PIA01826:
Space Radar Image of Santa Cruz Island, California
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This spaceborne radar image shows the Ruiz-Tolima volcanic region in central Colombia, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) west of Bogata. The town of Manizales, Colombia, is the pinkish area in the upper right of the image.
PIA01827:
Space Radar Image of Ruiz Volcano, Colombia
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This spaceborne radar image is dominated by the metropolitan area of Australia's largest city, Sydney.
PIA01828:
Space Radar Image of Sydney, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.37 MB)     JPEG (2.644 MB)
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Australia's capital city, Canberra, is shown in the center of this spaceborne radar image. Images like this can help urban planners assess land use patterns.
PIA01829:
Space Radar Image of Canberra, Australia
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This three-frequency spaceborne radar image shows the southern end of Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. The white area in the lower right is the city of Victoria, the capital of the province of British Columbia.
PIA01830:
Space Radar Image of Victoria, Canada
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The impact of an asteroid or comet several hundred million years ago left scars in the landscape that are still visible in this spaceborne radar image of an area in the Sahara Desert of northern Chad.
PIA01831:
Space Radar Image of Possible String of Impact Creaters
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The impact of an asteroid or comet several hundred million years ago left scars in the landscape that are still visible in this spaceborne radar image of an area in the Sahara Desert of northern Chad.
PIA01833:
Space Radar of Image Aorounga Impact Crater, Chad
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This spaceborne radar image shows the area just north of the city of Cairo, Egypt, where the Nile River splits into two main branches.
PIA01836:
Space Radar Image of Nile River Delta, Egypt
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This spaceborne radar image of a mineral-rich region in southern China is being used by geologists to identify potential new areas for mineral exploration.
PIA01837:
Space Radar Image of Mineral Resources, China
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These spaceborne radar images show a segment of the Great Wall of China in a desert region of north-central China, about 700 kilometers (434 miles) west of Beijing.
PIA01838:
Space Radar Image of Great Wall of China
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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
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This is a three-dimensional perspective of the eastern front range of the Rocky Mountains, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) west of Great Falls, Montana.
PIA01840:
Space Radar Image of Rocky Mountains, Montana
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This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Missoula, Montana, created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01841:
Space Radar Image of Missoula, Montana in 3-D
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This spaceborne radar image shows the city of Honolulu, Hawaii and adjacent areas on the island of Oahu. Honolulu lies on the south shore of the island, along the bottom of this image.
PIA01842:
Space Radar Image of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
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This spaceborne radar image shows part of the British territory of Hong Kong, adjacent to mainland China. The South China Sea is shown in dark blue and red on the image.
PIA01843:
Space Radar Image of Hong Kong
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This radar image of Calcutta, India, illustrates different urban land use patterns. Calcutta, the largest city in India, is located on the banks of the Hugli River, shown as the thick, dark line in the upper portion of the image.
PIA01844:
Space Radar Image of Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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This spaceborne radar image of Munich, Germany illustrates the capability of a multi-frequency radar system to highlight different land use patterns in the area surrounding Bavaria's largest city.
PIA01845:
Space Radar Image of Munich, Germany
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This spaceborne radar image shows part of the remote central Asian region of Tuva, an autonomous republic of the Russian Federation. Tuva is a mostly mountainous region that lies between western Mongolia and southern Siberia.
PIA01846:
Space Radar Image of Tuva, Central Asia
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This spaceborne radar image shows the city of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Phnom Penh lies at the confluence of the Mekong River and the Basak Sab.
PIA01847:
Space Radar Image of Phnom Phen, Cambodia
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The Iveragh Peninsula, one of the four peninsulas in southwestern Ireland, is shown in this spaceborne radar image. The lakes of Killarney National Park are the green patches on the left side of the image.
PIA01848:
Space Radar Image of County Kerry, Ireland
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This spaceborne radar image shows a segment of the Columbia River as it passes through the area of Wenatchee, Washington, about 220 kilometers (136 miles) east of Seattle.
PIA01849:
Space Radar Image of Wenatchee, Washington
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This spaceborne radar image shows the intensive agricultural development in central Ukraine, along the Dnieper River. The area shown lies about 320 kilometers (198 miles) southeast of Kiev and about 360 kilometers (223 miles) northeast of Odessa.
PIA01850:
Space Radar Image of Dnieper River, Ukraine
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This spaceborne radar image shows part of the Mojave Desert in the vicinity of Barstow, California and reveals evidence of human activities in the arid environment of the southern California deserts.
PIA01851:
Space Radar Image of Barstow, California
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This spaceborne radar image shows the Pinacate Volcanic Field in the state of Sonora, Mexico, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) southeast of Yuma, Arizona. The United States/Mexico border runs across the upper right corner of the image.
PIA01852:
Space Radar Image of Pinacate Volcanic Field, Mexico
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The northern end of the island country of Taiwan, including the capital city of Taipei, is shown in this spaceborne radar image. Taipei is the bright blue and red area in the lower center of the image.
PIA01853:
Space Radar Image of Taipei, Taiwan
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This spaceborne radar image shows the famous 'hook' of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Cape, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean about 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Boston.
PIA01857:
Space Radar Image of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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This spaceborne radar image shows the 'Valley Island' of Maui, Hawaii. The cloud-penetrating capabilities of radar provide a rare view of many parts of the island, since the higher elevations are frequently shrouded in clouds.
PIA01858:
Space Radar Image of Maui, Hawaii
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This spaceborne radar image shows a segment of the Rhine River where it forms the border between the Alsace region of northeastern France on the left and the Black Forest region of Germany on the right.
PIA01859:
Space Radar Image of Rhine River, France and Germany
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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
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This is a spaceborne radar image of the city of Sacramento, the capital of California. Urban areas appear pink and the surrounding agricultural areas are green and blue.
PIA01861:
Space Radar Image of Sacramento, California
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This radar image shows the Hampton Roads, Virginia region, where the James River (upper left center) flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
PIA01862:
Space Radar Image of Hampton Roads, Virginia
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This spaceborne radar image shows how the Atlas Mountains in northwestern Africa dominate the geography of Morocco.
PIA01863:
Space Radar Image of Eastern Morocco
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This is a combined radar and topography image of an area along the Missouri River that experienced severe flooding and levee failure in the summer of 1993.
PIA01806:
Space Radar Image of Missouri River - TOPSAR
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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
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This composite image is of an area thought to contain the ruins of the ancient settlement of Niya. It is located in the southwest corner of the Taklamakan Desert in China's Sinjiang Province.
PIA01726:
Space Radar Image of the Silk route in Niya, Taklamak, China
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This is a radar image of Mount Rainier in Washington state. The volcano last erupted about 150 years ago and numerous large floods and debris flows have originated on its slopes during the last century.
PIA01727:
Space Radar Image of Mt. Rainer, Washington
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This is an X-band seasonal image of the Maly Semlyachik volcano, which is part of the Karymsky volcano group on Kamchatka peninsula, Russia.
PIA01728:
Space Radar Image of Kliuchevskoi, Russia
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These are two false-color composites of Raco, Michigan, located at the eastern end of Michigan's upper peninsula, west of Sault Ste. Marie and south of Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior.
PIA01730:
Space Radar Image of Raco, Michigan
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This is an image of the Kliuchevskoi volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, which began to erupt on September 30, 1994. Kliuchevskoi is the bright white peak surrounded by red slopes in the lower left portion of the image.
PIA01731:
Space Radar Image of Kliuchevskoi Volcano, Russia
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