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NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Global 3 arc second number V003Entry ID: SRTMGL3N
Abstract: The NASA SRTM data sets result from a collaborative effort by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA - previously known as the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, or NIMA), as well as the participation of the German and Italian space agencies, to generate a near-global digital elevation model (DEM) of Earth using radar ... interferometry. SRTM was the primary (and virtually only) payload on the STS-99 mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which launched February 11, 2000 and ﬂew for 11 days.
The SRTM swaths extended from ~30 degrees off-nadir to ~58 degrees off-nadir from an altitude of 233 km, creating swaths ~225 km wide, and consisted of all land between 56 degrees south and 60 degrees north latitude to account for 80% of Earth’s total landmass.
The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is responsible for the archive and distribution of NASA MEaSUREs SRTM, which includes the global three-arc-second (~90 m) product.
Data Set Characteristics:
Geographic Extent: Global between 60° North and 56° South latitude
Scene Coverage: 1° x 1° tiles
Image Dimensions: 1201 x 1201
Total Number Tiles: 14,280
Tile Volume: 1 GB
Compression Type: zip
File Format: Zip, NUM
Map Projection: Geographic latitude and longitude
Pixel Size: 3 arc second
Purpose: Science Research
Data Set Citation
Start Date: 2000-02-11Stop Date: 2000-02-21
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
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