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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (84.57 MB)     JPEG (8.603 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The influence of topography on the growth of the city of San Diego is seen clearly in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the south.
PIA03330:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Diego, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.617 MB)     JPEG (166.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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California's state capitol, Sacramento, can be seen clustered along the American and Sacramento Rivers in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the west.
PIA03331:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Sacramento, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.27 MB)     JPEG (236.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The cities of San Francisco and the East Bay are highlighted in this computer-generated perspective viewed from west of the Golden Gate.
PIA03335:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.999 MB)     JPEG (127.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The volcanic nature of Mount Shasta is clearly evident in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the northwest.
PIA03336:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Mount Shasta, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.556 MB)     JPEG (129.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo erupted on January 17, 2002, and subsequently sent streams of lava into the city of Goma on the north shore of Lake Kivu.
PIA03338:
Nyiragongo volcano, Congo, Perspective View with Lava SRTM / ASTER / Landsat
Full Resolution:     TIFF (368.7 kB)     JPEG (29.26 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers are shown in this view of the St. Louis area from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03346:
Shaded Relief with Color as Height, St. Louis, Missouri
Full Resolution:     TIFF (173.3 MB)     JPEG (15.1 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The Bosporus (also spelled Bosphorus) is a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara in the center of this view of northwest Turkey, taken during NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03349:
Shaded Relief and Radar Image with Color as Height, Bosporus Strait and Istanbul, Turkey
Full Resolution:     TIFF (88.77 MB)     JPEG (9.383 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-28 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images, taken by the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft , are centered over the Pacific Ocean, about 1600 kilometers west of San Francisco. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03433:
Ship Tracks in a Stratiform Cloud Layer
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.73 MB)     JPEG (839.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-16 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the peaks of the Wasatch and Uinta Ranges in Utah. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03439:
Snow-Covered Peaks of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.85 MB)     JPEG (649.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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Southern California's 'Santa Anas' are dry, north-easterly winds having speeds in excess of 25 knots (46 kilometers/hour). Santa Ana conditions are commonly associated with gusts of more than twice this level.
PIA03445:
Dusty Skies over Southern California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.033 MB)     JPEG (328.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-27 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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These data, taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending August 18, 2001, show that above-normal sea-surface heights and warmer ocean temperatures still blanket the far-western tropical Pacific and much of the north (and south) mid-Pacific.
PIA03457:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Still Rules in Pacific; No Niņo Anytime Soon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (175.4 kB)     JPEG (112 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-17 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
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This figure shows a comparison of interferograms from four different years mapping the rapid ground subsidence over the Lost Hills oil field in California.
PIA03458:
Lost Hills, California Interferogram
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.36 MB)     JPEG (1.012 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-07 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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Like fall and winter of 2000, this year NASA's Topex/Poseidon satellite data shows that the Pacific ocean continues to be dominated by the strong Pacific Decadal Oscillation, which is larger than the El Niņo/La Niņa pattern.
PIA03460:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation
Full Resolution:     TIFF (175.7 kB)     JPEG (111.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image of the Nyiragonga volcano eruption in the Congo was acquired on January 28, 2002 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03462:
Nyiragonga Volcano
Full Resolution:     TIFF (997.9 kB)     JPEG (119.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-31 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The ruins of Machu Picchu, rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, are one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 25, 2001.
PIA03853:
Machu Picchu, Peru
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.095 MB)     JPEG (270 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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The mountains and desert plateaus of northwest Colorado are shown in this anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03711:
Spectacular Mountain Views of Northwest Colorado
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.47 MB)     JPEG (442.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-03 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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The Pacific Ocean doesn't show signs of anything that looks like the whopper El Niņo of 1997-1998, according to the latest information from NASA's U.S.-French ocean-observing satellite Topex/Poseidon.
PIA03850:
Pacific Ocean in Holding Pattern for El Niņo
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.608 MB)     JPEG (124 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area, Lake Balbina near Manaus, Brazil. The image on the left was created using the best global topographic data set previously available, the U.S. Geological Survey's GTOPO30.
PIA03350:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Lake Balbina, near Manaus, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (71.37 MB)     JPEG (5.478 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Volcanic, tectonic, erosional and sedimentary landforms are all evident in this comparison of two elevation models of a region along the East African Rift at Lake Kivu. The area shown covers parts of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.
PIA03351:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Virunga and Nyiragongo Volcanoes and the East African Rift Valley
Full Resolution:     TIFF (78.98 MB)     JPEG (5.492 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area, part of the Kunlun fault in northern Tibet. The image on the left was created using the best global topographic data set previously available, the U.S. Geological Survey's GTOPO30.
PIA03352:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Kunlun fault, east-central Tibet
Full Resolution:     TIFF (74.87 MB)     JPEG (5.561 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area, Manila Bay and nearby volcanoes on Luzon Island in the Philippines. The image on the left was created using the best global topographic data set previously available, the U.S. Geological Survey's GTOPO30.
PIA03353:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Manila Bay, Philippines
Full Resolution:     TIFF (53.59 MB)     JPEG (4.092 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area, Kerguelen Island in the southern Indian Ocean. The image on the left was created using the best global topographic data set previously available, the U.S. Geological Survey's GTOPO30.
PIA03354:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Kerguelen Island, south Indian Ocean
Full Resolution:     TIFF (32.41 MB)     JPEG (2.381 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, reaches 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) above sea level, tall enough to maintain a permanent snow cap despite being just 330 kilometers (210 miles) south of the equator.
PIA03355:
Perspective with Landsat Overlay, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.589 MB)     JPEG (275.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-16 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the junctions of the Amazon and the Rio Negro Rivers at Manaus, Brazil.
PIA03851:
Manaus, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (37.82 MB)     JPEG (2.893 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-25 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a 60 km stretch of the Yangtze River in China, including the Xiling Gorge, the eastern of the three gorges. At left of image is the construction site of theThree Gorges Dam, the world's largest.
PIA03852:
Three Gorges Dam, China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (32.99 MB)     JPEG (2.964 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-22 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This NASA Topex/Poseidon image of sea-surface heights was taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending August 7, 2002.
PIA03855:
Watching for the Next El Niņo
Full Resolution:     TIFF (171.5 kB)     JPEG (116.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-03 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier of Europe, covers more than 120 square kilometers (more than 45 square miles) in southern Switzerland. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 23, 2001.
PIA03857:
Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (49.02 MB)     JPEG (3.103 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-12 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles)west of Mount Kilimanjaro.
PIA03357:
Stereo Pair with Landsat Overlay, Mount Meru, Tanzania
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.649 MB)     JPEG (145.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-15 Earth Terra
ASTER
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These images show dramatic change in the water at Dongting Lake in Hunan province, China between August and September of 2002. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on September 2, 2002 and March 19,.2002.
PIA03858:
Dongting Lake, China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (107.1 MB)     JPEG (5.536 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens catastrophically erupted, causing the worst volcanic disaster in the recorded history of the United States.
PIA03361:
Stereo Pair, Mount St Helens, Washington State
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.66 MB)     JPEG (779.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-15 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image of Yellowstone National Park was acquired on July 2, 2001 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03875:
Yellowstone Park
Full Resolution:     TIFF (67.01 MB)     JPEG (6.522 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-12 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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The latest image from NASA's Jason oceanography satellite, taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending December 2, 2002, shows the Pacific dominated by two significant areas of higher-than-normal sealevel (warmer ocean temperatures).
PIA03889:
El Niņo Continues to Grow
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.439 MB)     JPEG (136.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-23 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Los Angeles, Calif., is one of the world's largest metropolitan areas with a population of about 15 million people. The urban areas mostly cover the coastal plains and lie within the inland valleys.
PIA03376:
Perspective View, SRTM / Landsat, Los Angeles, Calif
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.45 MB)     JPEG (1.906 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-23 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The towns of Santa Claus, Ga., (top) and Santa Claus, Ind. (bottom), are shown in these two images from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03891:
Santa Claus, Ga./Ind.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.914 MB)     JPEG (205.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-24 Earth SeaWinds
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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One of NASA's newest Earth-observing instruments, the SeaWinds scatterometer aboard Japan's Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (Adeos) 2--now renamed Midori 2--has successfully transmitted its first radar data to our home planet.
PIA03896:
NASA's Newest SeaWinds Instrument Breezes Into Operation
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.364 MB)     JPEG (1.724 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This shaded relief image of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula show a subtle, but unmistakable, indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. Most scientists now agree that this impact was the cause of the Cretatious-Tertiary Extinction.
PIA03379:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (395.4 MB)     JPEG (50.01 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-27 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Manicouagan Crater is one of the world's largest and oldest known impact craters and perhaps the one most readily apparent to astronauts in orbit. The age of the impact is estimated at 214 million years before present.
PIA03384:
Stereo Pair, with Topographic Height as Color, Manicouagan Crater, Quebec, Canada
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.78 MB)     JPEG (2.177 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-02 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on November 5, 2001, shows a chunk of glacier was threatening to fall into an Andean lake and cause major flooding in Huraez, a Peruvian city of 60,000.
PIA03898:
Huaraz, Peru
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.59 MB)     JPEG (963.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-11 Earth Terra
ASTER
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An Earth-monitoring instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite kept a close eye on a potential glacial disaster in the making in Peru's spectacular, snow-capped Cordillera Blanca (White Mountains), the highest range of the Peruvian Andes.
PIA03899:
NASA Keeps Watch on a Potential Disaster in the Icy Andes
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.11 MB)     JPEG (1.499 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At 13:00 GMT on 8 May 2003, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) had an opportunity to find out.
PIA04530:
Earth and Jupiter as viewed from Mars
Full Resolution:     TIFF (325.7 kB)     JPEG (53.78 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-19 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Pando Province, Bolivia, and adjacent parts of Brazil and Peru are seen in this visualization of NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation data covering part of the Amazon Basin.
PIA03390:
Pando Province, Northern Bolivia, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.091 MB)     JPEG (172.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-01 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On June 26, NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the Aspen fire burning out of control north of Tucson, AZ.
PIA04602:
Aspen Fire, Arizona
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.02 MB)     JPEG (2.055 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.777 MB)     JPEG (89.61 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-14 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Since the weak El Niņo event of last winter, the equatorial Pacific has cooled and oceanographers have been on a La Niņa 'watch.' Thus far, equatorial waters have seesawed between cooling and the present slight warming.
PIA04622:
Where is La Niņa?
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.557 MB)     JPEG (123.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-16 Earth Terra
MISR
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Strong synoptic winds disperse pollutants over the skies of Greece and the Aegean Sea during winter months as sen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft captured in 2002.
PIA04336:
Summer Aerosols over Greece
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.67 MB)     JPEG (123 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-21 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Gravity is the force that is responsible for the weight of an object and is determined by how the material that makes up the Earth is distributed throughout the Earth.
PIA04652:
New Views of Earth's Gravity Field from GRACE
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.062 MB)     JPEG (295.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image of France was generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA03393:
France, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (134.9 MB)     JPEG (22.27 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-08-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.185 MB)     JPEG (269.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-08-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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World Globes, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
PIA03394:
World Globes, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (109.4 MB)     JPEG (35.2 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-24 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Strait of Gibraltar, Perspective with Landsat Image Overlay
PIA03397:
Strait of Gibraltar, Perspective with Landsat Image Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.227 MB)     JPEG (185.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-06 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Night shot of the 70m antenna at Goldstone, California. The parabolic dish is 70m (230 ft.) in diameter. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, located in the Mojave Desert in California, is one of three complexes which comprise NASA's DSN.
PIA10953:
70m Antenna at Goldstone, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.859 MB)     JPEG (120 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-18 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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A Mostly Quiet Pacific
PIA04878:
A Mostly Quiet Pacific
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.523 MB)     JPEG (113.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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SRTM Data Release for Eurasia, Index Map and Colored Height
PIA03398:
SRTM Data Release for Eurasia, Index Map and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.646 MB)     JPEG (509.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This perspective view shows Mount Ararat in easternmost Turkey, which has been the site of several searches for the remains of Noah's Ark.
PIA03399:
Mount Ararat, Turkey, Perspective with Landsat Image Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.243 MB)     JPEG (128.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The volcanic nature of the island of Bali is evident in this shaded relief image generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA04950:
Bali, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.888 MB)     JPEG (213.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This perspective view shows the major volcanic group of Bali, one 13,000 islands comprising the nation of Indonesia.
PIA04951:
Mts. Agung and Batur, Bali, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.996 MB)     JPEG (108.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-30 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
PIA05071:
Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
Full Resolution:     TIFF (904.6 kB)     JPEG (59.93 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-13 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
PIA04952:
Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.64 MB)     JPEG (1.094 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The area known as the Afar Triangle is located at the northern end of the East Africa Rift, where it approaches the southeastern end of the Red Sea and the southwestern end of the Gulf of Aden.
PIA04953:
Nabro and Mallahle Volcanoes, Eritrea and Ethiopia, SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief
Full Resolution:     TIFF (285.5 kB)     JPEG (23.34 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-11 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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You are here: Earth as seen from Mars
PIA05547:
You are here: Earth as seen from Mars
Full Resolution:     TIFF (711 kB)     JPEG (55.18 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-13 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Earth on the Horizon
PIA05560:
Earth on the Horizon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (707.7 kB)     JPEG (45.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-02 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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While most hills and mountains on Earth originate from tectonic motions or volcanism, Earth also has some examples of hills that originated from impacts of large meteorites, the predominant origin for hills and mountains on the Moon.
PIA06012:
Hills in Arctic Canada with Impact Origin
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.198 MB)     JPEG (133.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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Portland, the largest city in Oregon, is located on the Columbia River at the northern end of the Willamette Valley. On clear days, Mount Hood highlights the Cascade Mountains backdrop to the east.
PIA04966:
Portland, Mount Hood, & Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, Perspective View
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.389 MB)     JPEG (573.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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River drainage patterns provide clues to the rock types and erosional processes involved in landscape evolution.
PIA04954:
Gotel Mountains, Nigeria and Cameroon, SRTM Shaded Relief plus Height as Brightness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The 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)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The Zagros Mountains in Iran offer a visually stunning topographic display of geologic structure in layered sedimentary rocks.
PIA04956:
Zagros Mountains, Iran, SRTM Shaded Relief
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The Sinai Peninsula, located between Africa and Asia, is a result of those two continents pulling apart from each other.
PIA04957:
Sinai Peninsula, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The striking contrast of geologic structures in Africa is shown in this shaded relief image of Mt. Elgon on the left and a section of the Great Rift Valley on the right.
PIA04958:
Mt. Elgon, Africa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Three striking and important areas of Tanzania in eastern Africa are shown in this color-coded shaded relief image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA04959:
Olduvai Gorge, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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This stereoscopic shaded relief image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission shows Africa's topography. Also shown are Madagascar, the Arabian Peninsula, and other adjacent regions. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04964:
Africa in SRTM 3-D, Anaglyph of Shaded Relief
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Elevation data at the highest possible resolution from NASA's SRTM mission in February 2000 are being released for the first time for most of the African continent. This color shaded relief image shows the extent of SRTM digital elevation data for Africa.
PIA04965:
SRTM Data Release for Africa, Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-25 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
Landsat
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
Thematic Mapper (TM)
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A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck a sparsely inhabited area of southeast Iran on March 14, 1998, at 11:10 p.m. local time.
PIA06310:
Shahdad, Southeast Iran, Radar Interferometry -- Silent Earthquake, Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-09 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On July 3, 2004, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the Willow fire near Payson, Arizona.
PIA06375:
Willow Fire Near Payson, Arizona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) has produced the first high-resolution, near-global elevation dataset of Earth.
PIA04967:
Library of Congress Model, Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The 5000 meter (16,000 feet) high Tibetan Plateau has been formed by the collision of the Indian subcontinent with central Asia.
PIA04969:
Western Tibet, Shaded Relief with Color as Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Recent sea level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending June 15, 2004.
PIA06380:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 15, 2004)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Recent sea level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending June 27, 2004.
PIA06381:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 27, 2004)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-04 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending July 27, 2004, show weaker than normal trade winds in the western and central equatorial Pacific have triggered an eastward moving, warm Kelvin wave.
PIA06751:
Warm Pacific Water Wave Heads East, But No El Niņo Yet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-19 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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NASA's GRACE mission has become a key source of knowledge about global ice mass changes. Studies of Greenland using GRACE and other data indicate that between 2000 and 2008 the Greenland ice sheet lost as much as 1,500 gigatons of mass.
PIA12845:
Greenland Gains Some, Loses More Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-03 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The very low topography of southern Florida is evident in this color-coded shaded relief map generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA06666:
Southern Florida, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-15 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography of the Gulf Coast states is well shown in this color-coded shaded relief map generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA06667:
Gulf Coast, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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Mount Saint Helens is a prime example of how Earth's topographic form can greatly change even within our lifetimes.
PIA06668:
Mount Saint Helens, Washington, USA,
SRTM Perspective: Shaded Relief and Colored Height

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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-14 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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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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AIRS
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These four images of Tropical Cyclone Ramasun were obtained July 3, 2002 by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder experiment system onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA00341:
AIRS First Light Data: Typhoon Ramasun, July 3, 2002
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-13 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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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 2004-11-16 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending November 15, 2004.
PIA05078:
El Nino: Pumping Up or Fizzling Out?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-09 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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Australia is the world's smallest, flattest, and (after Antarctica) driest continent, but at 7.7 million square kilometers (3.0 million square miles) it is also the sixth largest country.
PIA06665:
Australia, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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This image, produced from data collected by the SeaWinds scatterometer instrument onboard NASA's QuikScat mission reveals the details of the surface winds and rain in Typhoon Nanmadol as it moves westward.
PIA07100:
Typhoon Nanmadol
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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New Zealand straddles the juncture of the Indo-Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, two of Earth's major crustal plates.
PIA06662:
New Zealand, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea (top to bottom) are Polynesian Islands about 220 kilometers (135 miles) west-northwest of Tahiti in the South Pacific.
PIA06660:
Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea, French Polynesia, Landsat and SIR-C Images Compared to SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Alpine fault runs parallel to, and just inland of, much of the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. This view was created from the near-global digital elevation model produced by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA06661:
Alpine Fault, New Zealand, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Davenport Ranges of central Australia have been inferred to be among the oldest persisting landforms on Earth, founded on the belief that the interior of Australia has been tectonically stable for at least 700 million years.
PIA06663:
Davenport Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Australia is the only continent without any current volcanic activity, but it hosts one of the world's largest extinct volcanoes, the Tweed Volcano. Rock dating methods indicate that eruptions here lasted about three million years.
PIA06664:
Tweed Extinct Volcano, Australia, Stereo Pair of SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Displayed in blue color is the height of sea surface (shown in blue) measured by NASA's Jason satellite two hours after the initial magnitude 9 earthquake hit the region (shown in red) southwest of Sumatra on December 26, 2004.
PIA07219:
NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details of Tsunami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The topography of the island nation of Sri Lanka is well shown in this color-coded shaded relief map generated with digital elevation data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA06670:
Sri Lanka, Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-26 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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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 2002-11-13 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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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 2002-12-19 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image was made from data acquired by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) instrument suite aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft in December, 2002, just as the eye of Supertyphoon Pongsona was about to pass over Guam.
PIA00367:
Supertyphoon Pongsona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-11 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Visible image of a California storm in March, 2003, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA00402:
Viewing a California Storm
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