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Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Elevation Dataset 2010


Title:Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Elevation Dataset 2010
Originator:National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Originator:National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)
Originator:German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Originator:Italian Space Agency (ASI)
Publication Date:13-JAN-10
Abstract:
The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) is a partnership between NASA and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Flown aboard the NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour (11-22 February 2000), SRTM fulfilled its mission to map the world in three dimensions. The USGS is under agreement with NGA and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to distribute the C-band data. SRTM utilized dual Spaceborne Imaging Radar (SIR-C) and dual X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (X-SAR) configured as a baseline interferometer to successfully collect data over 80 per cent of the Earth's land surface, everything between 60 degrees North and 56 degrees South latitude.