The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
Article first published online: 19 MAY 2007
Copyright 2007 by the American Geophysical Union.
Reviews of Geophysics
Volume 45, Issue 2, June 2007
How to Cite
2007), The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, Rev. Geophys., 45, RG2004, doi:10.1029/2005RG000183., et al. (
- Issue published online: 19 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 19 MAY 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 27 SEP 2006
- Manuscript Received: 13 SEP 2005
 The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission produced the most complete, highest-resolution digital elevation model of the Earth. The project was a joint endeavor of NASA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the German and Italian Space Agencies and flew in February 2000. It used dual radar antennas to acquire interferometric radar data, processed to digital topographic data at 1 arc sec resolution. Details of the development, flight operations, data processing, and products are provided for users of this revolutionary data set.