The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), which flew on the NASA Shuttle
Endeavor in February of 2000, collected a spectrum of data using its
C-Band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR).
The base resolution after processing these radar returns is better than 30 meters.
Ground data processing being performed at JPL will convert the radar holograms
into digital elevation models for use by terrain applications.
In addition, the amplitude backscatter patterns reveal a rich and colorful
world of 2 and 3 dimensional pictures.
Take a look at some sample composites - all generated from SRTM data:
Los Angeles Basin Interferogram (below)
Simi Valley, CA Perspective (below)
Oahu, HI Perspective (below)
Honolulu, HI Anaglyph (below)
NOTE: You need 3-D glasses to see this stunning effect with the red
lens over your left eye and the blue lens over you right.
For more information on the availability of these and other datasets, please
contact us by telephone or email.