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Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)

The NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) global 1 arc second (~30 metre) DEM is archived and distributed by the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC). This dataset is a result of 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. The primary goal of creating this dataset was to eliminate voids that were present in earlier versions of the SRTM elevation data. Africa Knowledge Platform provides free and open access to the NASA Version 3 SRTM DEM product over Africa.

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G., Rosen, P. A., Caro, E., Crippen, R., Duren, R., Hensley, S., Kobrick, M., Paller, M., Rodriguez, E., Roth, L., Seal, D., Shaffer, S., Shimada, J., Umland, J., Werner, M., Oskin, M., Burbank, D., & Alsdorf, D. (2007). The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. In Reviews of Geophysics (Vol. 45, Issue 2). American Geophysical Union (AGU).


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