Shuttle Imaging Radar Experiment

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Science  03 Dec 1982:
Vol. 218, Issue 4576, pp. 996-1003
DOI: 10.1126/science.218.4576.996


The shuttle imaging radar (SIR-A) acquired images of a variety of the earth's geologic areas covering about 10 million square kilometers. Structural and geomorphic features such as faults, folds, outcrops, and dunes are clearly visible in both tropical and arid regions. The combination of SIR-A and Seasat images provides additional information about the surface physical properties: topography and roughness. Ocean features were also observed, including large internal waves in the Andaman Sea.

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