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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-02 Earth Aqua
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Shown here is the latest infrared image of Yasi from NASA's Aqua satellite, taken on Feb. 1, 2011. A distinct eye is visible, and the outer bands of the storm can be seen nearing the Australian coast.
PIA13834:
Monster Cyclone Yasi Eyes Australia in NASA Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-02 Earth Aqua
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This visible image from NASA's Aqua satellite Jan. 31 shows thickening clouds along a developing intense front in the plains and Midwestern states that will produce excessive snow, freezing rain, sleet, and wind in those areas.
PIA13831:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Data on Monster Winter Storm Affecting 30 States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-03 Earth Aqua
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Powerful Tropical Cyclone Yasi's fury rakes Northeastern Australia in February, 2011, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA13836:
Yasi's Fury Rakes Northeastern Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-17 Earth Aqua
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Images made with data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite, show sulfur dioxide released from the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull.
PIA13142:
Sulfur Dioxide in Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcanic Cloud as seen by AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-15 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the volcano on April 15, capturing this image of the ash plume. The image shows the ash cloud being carried over the Shetland Islands and onward to Europe.
PIA13041:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Ash Cloud from Icelandic Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Earth Aqua
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A major dust storm moved across the eastern and northeastern regions of Australia on Sept. 23, 2009, out towards the Pacific as seen by NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12239:
Australia's Red Dawn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-03 Earth Aqua
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This image shows the distribution and amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere in July 2008 as measured by NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument.
PIA11395:
AIRS Carbon Dioxide with Mauna Loa Carbon Dioxide Overlaid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-22 Earth Aqua
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Carbon monoxide from California's wildfire, a visualization created using data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, June-July, 2008.
PIA10973:
Carbon Monoxide from California's Wildfire - a Visualization Created Using Data from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-17 Earth Aqua
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Water vapor is the dominant greenhouse gas in our atmosphere. Mean clear air precipitable water, 500mb to top of atmosphere from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10242:
Mean Clear Air Precipitable Water, 500mb to TOA from AIRS data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-24 Earth Aqua
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Sulfur dioxide plume from the Mt. Etna Eruption 2002 as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09937:
Sulfur Dioxide Plume from Mt. Etna Eruption 2002 as Detected with AIRS Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-22 Earth Aqua
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In September, 2005, Rita was a category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph and a central pressure of 897 millibar when positioned approximately 470 southeast of Galveston, Texas.
PIA00449:
Hurricane Rita as Observed by NASA's Spaceborne Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-15 Earth Aqua
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In July of 2005, a continent-sized cloud of hot air and dust originating from the Sahara Desert crossed the Atlantic Ocean and headed towards Florida and the Caribbean, captured by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder onboard NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA00448:
Sahara Dust Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-08 Earth Aqua
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AIRS Retrieved Temperature Isotherms over Southern Europe viewed from the west, September 8, 2002. The isotherms in this map made from AIRS onboard NASA's Aqua satellite data show regions of the same temperature in the atmosphere.
PIA00513:
AIRS Retrieved Temperature Isotherms over Southern Europe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-03 Earth Aqua
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This infrared image shows Tropical Depression 6 (Florence) in the Atlantic, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite in September, 2006.
PIA00512:
Tropical Depression 6 (Florence) in the Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-17 Earth Aqua
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Infrared image of Hurricane Hector in the eastern Pacific were created with data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite on August 17, 2006.
PIA00507:
Hurricane Hector in the Eastern Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-19 Earth Aqua
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The average tropospheric relative humidity from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua satellite for the four December-February periods during 2002 through 2005.
PIA00523:
Average Tropical Relative Humidity from AIRS, Dec-Feb 2002-2005
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-10 Earth Aqua
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This is an infrared image of Typhoon Saomai from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite on August 10, 2006.
PIA08652:
Typhoon Saomai as seen by AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-12 Earth Aqua
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Tropical storm Bonnie, Gulf of Mexico, captured on August 3, 2004 by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA00441:
Tropical Storm Bonnie as Observed by NASA's Spaceborne Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-14 Earth Aqua
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Tropical Storm Blas as observed by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua in the year 2004.
PIA00436:
Tropical Storm Blas off the Pacific Coast of Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-30 Earth Aqua
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This image shows Hurricane Frances in August 2004 as captured by instruments onboard two different NASA satellites: the AIRS infrared instrument onboard Aqua, and the SeaWinds scatterometer onboard QuikSCAT.
PIA00435:
Hurricane Frances as Observed by NASA's Spaceborne Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) and SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-02 Earth Aqua
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This image shows average temperatures in April, 2003, observed by AIRS at an infrared wavelength that senses either the Earth's surface or any intervening cloud.
PIA00427:
Global Average Brightness Temperature for April 2003
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-14 Earth Aqua
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These four images of the Mediterranean were obtained concurrently on June 14, 2002 from the three instruments that make up the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder experiment system aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA00326:
AIRS First Light Data: Eastern Mediterranean, June 14, 2002
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth Aqua
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This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft shows how surface emissivity -- how efficiently Earth's surface radiates heat -- changed in several regions of Pakistan over a 32-day period between July 11 (pre-flood) and August 12 (post-flood).
PIA13342:
NASA's AIRS Detects Extent of Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-18 Earth Aqua
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This visualization from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite shows variations in the three dimensional distribution of water vapor in the atmosphere during the summer and fall of 2005.
PIA11424:
Water Vapor Transport, June through November 2005 (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
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This graph made with data from the AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere, located roughly between 3 to 6 miles (5 to 9 kilometers) in altitude.
PIA14435:
Concentration of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide from Earth's Mid-Troposphere, 2002 to 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-09 Earth Aqua
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Created with data acquired by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument during July 2009 this image shows large-scale patterns of carbon dioxide concentrations that are transported around Earth by the general circulation of the atmosphere.
PIA12339:
Global Carbon Dioxide Transport from AIRS Data, July 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-18 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the storms on April 16, 2011 showing very cold, high cloud tops of the strong thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes in North Carolina and Virginia.
PIA14042:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Images April 16, 2011 Severe Storm/Tornado Outbreak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-03 Earth Aqua
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Hurricane Alex captured on August 3, 2004, as observed by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua.
PIA00440:
Hurricane Alex, located about 80 miles south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, as observed by NASA's Spaceborne Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS).
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Earth Aqua
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Infrared image of Hurricane Katrina captured by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder onboard NASA's Aqua satellite in August, 2005.
PIA04178:
Hurricane Katrina as Observed by NASA's Spaceborne Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-24 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument is able to peel back cloud cover to reveal 3-D structure of a storm's water vapor content, information that can be used to improve weather forecast models.
PIA07938:
AIRS Storm Front Approaching California (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-26 Earth Aqua
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Hurricane Darby as observed by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua in July, 2004.
PIA00439:
Hurricane Darby off the Pacific Coast of Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-23 Earth Aqua
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Hurricane Celia as observed by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua in the year 2004.
PIA00438:
Hurricane Celia off the Pacific Coast of Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-15 Earth Aqua
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as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua.
PIA00431:
Hurricane Ivan as Observed by NASA's Spaceborne Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-20 Earth Aqua
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a Category 5 storm.
PIA00430:
Hurricane Isabel, Amount of Atmospheric Water Vapor Observed By AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-13 Earth Aqua
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Mt. Etna, a volcano on the island of Sicily, erupted on October 26, 2002, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua.
PIA00355:
Mt. Etna Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-26 Earth Aqua
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Hurricane Isidore as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua in 2002.
PIA00350:
Hurricane Isadore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-13 Earth Aqua
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These images, taken over northern Europe on July 20, 2002, depict a few of the different views of Earth and its atmosphere that are produced by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder experiment system operating on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA00345:
AIRS First Light Data: Northern Europe, July 20, 2002
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-24 Earth Aqua
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Global tropospheric methane for August 2005 retrieved from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09941:
AIRS-Retrieved Global Tropospheric Methane for August 2005
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-30 Earth Aqua
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Born in the Atlantic, Hurricane Frances became a category 4 hurricane on August 31, 2004, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua.
PIA00433:
Hurricane Frances as Observed by NASA's Spaceborne Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) - Total Water Vapor Time Series Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-22 Earth Aqua
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This infrared image show Tropical Depression Debbie in the Atlantic, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite on August 22, 2006.
PIA00508:
Tropical Depression Debbie in the Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-07 Earth Aqua
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This frame from a movie shows alternating day and nighttime views of the plume of sulfur dioxide gas emitted by Calbuco, as observed by NASA's AIRS instrument onbpard NASA's Aqua spacecraft, from April 22 to May 4, 2015.
PIA19385:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Tracks Transport of Sulfur Dioxide from Chilean Volcanic Eruption (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-20 Earth Aqua
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These two images show Hurricane Isabel as viewed by AIRS and SeaWinds scatterometers on NASA's ADEOS-2 and QuikScat satellites in September, 2003.
PIA00429:
Hurricane Isabel, AIRS Infrared and SeaWinds Scatterometer Data Combined
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-29 Earth Aqua
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In this frame from an animation, NASA instruments show the seasonal cycle of vegetation and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
PIA15838:
Effect of Seasonal Vegetation Cycle on Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Earth Aqua
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Satellite images obtained from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft provide a glimpse into one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on Earth, Typhoon Haiyan.
PIA17680:
Super Typhoon Haiyan
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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
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Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
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Mount Saint Helens is a prime example of how Earth's topographic form can greatly change even within our lifetimes.
PIA06668:
Mount Saint Helens, Washington, USA,
SRTM Perspective: Shaded Relief and Colored Height

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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
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The island of Ireland comprises a large central lowland of limestone with a relief of hills surrounded by a discontinuous border of coastal mountains which vary greatly in geological structure.
PIA06672:
Ireland, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
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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)
C-Band Imaging Radar
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Mississippi Delta, Radar Image with Colored Height
PIA04175:
Mississippi Delta, Radar Image with Colored Height Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
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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 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 2002-10-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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
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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. 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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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 2003-07-03 Earth Landsat
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (front to back) of this east-looking view of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands, along the northeast perimeter of the Caribbean Sea.
PIA03391:
SRTM Perspective with Landsat Virgin Islands, Carribean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-03 Earth Landsat
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (lower left to upper right) of this map-view anaglyph of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA03392:
Anaglyph with Landsat Virgin Islands, Caribbean
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Add Image to Favorite List 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)
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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)
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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 2004-02-13 Earth Landsat
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Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
PIA04952:
Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
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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
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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
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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The diversity of landforms that make up the state of California is evident in this new [sic] rendition of the 3-D topography of the state.
PIA03347:
Shaded Relief with Color as Height, California Mosaic with Insets
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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 2002-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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The diversity of landforms that make up the state of California is evident in this new [sic] rendition of the 3-D topography of the state.
PIA03333:
Shaded Relief with Color as Height, California Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-12 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This image shows the area around the January 26, 2001, earthquake in western India, the deadliest in the country's history with some 20,000 fatalities. The epicenter of the magnitude 7.6 earthquake was just to the left of the center of the image.
PIA02799:
SRTM Radar Image with Color as Height: Kachchh, Gujarat, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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Japan's Mt. Fuji presents a beautiful backdrop for the city of Tokyo as seen in this image generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data on February 21, 2000.
PIA02793:
Perspective View with Radar Image Overlaid, Color as Height: Mt. Fuji and Tokyo, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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Tokyo, located on the island of Honshu, with Mt. Fuji in the background as seen in this image generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data on February 21, 2000.
PIA02792:
Perspective View with Radar Image Overlaid, Color as Height: Mt. Fuji and Tokyo, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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Much of Honshu, Japan's largest island, is seen in this image generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data on February 19, 2000.
PIA02791:
Radar Image with Color as Height: Tokyo, Honshu, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-28 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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These two images of the eastern part of the island of Oahu, Hawaii provide information on regional topography and show the relationship between urban development and sensitive ecosystems.
PIA02741:
SRTM Radar Image, Wrapped Color as Height/EarthKam Optical Honolulu, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This elevation map shows a part of the southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula including parts of the countries of Oman and Yemen. The narrow coastal plain on the right side of the image includes the city of Salahlah, the second largest city in Oman.
PIA02735:
Shaded Relief, Color as Height, Salalah, Oman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-15 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This topographic image acquired in February 2000 by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) shows an area south of the Sao Francisco River in Brazil.
PIA02700:
Shaded Relief of Rio Sao Francisco, Brazil
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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, 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 2000-02-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Pasadena, California, looking north toward the San Gabriel Mountains. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02731:
Anaglyph of Perspective View with Aerial Photo Overlay Pasadena, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 12, 2000 shows two islands, Miquelon and Saint Pierre, located south of Newfoundland, Canada.
PIA02703:
Shaded Relief Image of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This radar image acquired in February 2000 by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) shows an area south of the Sao Francisco River in Brazil.
PIA02701:
Radar Image of Rio Sao Francisco, Brazil
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