Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Elevation Data for the Island Nation of Sri Lanka
Entry ID: Tsunami_122604_SRTM

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Abstract: 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 the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).

Two visualization methods were combined to produce the image: shading and color coding of topographic height. The shade image was derived by computing topographic slope in the northwest-southeast direction, so ... View entire text
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Description: SRTM data from the USGS EROS Center.
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Caption:  Sri Lanka, Colored Height
Description:  Location: 8.0 degrees North latitude, 80.7 degrees East longitude
Orientation: North toward the top, Mercator projection
Size: 275.6 by 482.4 kilometers (165.4 by 299.0 miles)
Image Data: shaded and colored SRTM elevation model
Date Acquired: February 2000

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 9.89   S: 5.76   E: 82.26   W: 79.69

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
Dataset Title: Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Products
Dataset Release Date: 2000-02-11
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Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to for the USGS disclaimer.
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Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 605-594-6151
Phone: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at
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EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: Digital Download
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-02-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-14
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