Detail View: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Collection: (MRPS 96969) Perspective View with Radar Image Overlaid, Color as Height Mt. Fuji and Tokyo, Japan

Title: 
(MRPS 96969) Perspective View with Radar Image Overlaid, Color as Height Mt. Fuji and Tokyo, Japan
Creator: 
NASA/JPL-Caltech
Description: 
Japan's Mt. Fuji presents a beautiful backdrop for the city of Tokyo in this perspective view generated using data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. Occupying most of the image foreground, Tokyo's metropolitan area, at about 13,388 square kilometers (5,169 square miles), is home to more than 32 million people, making it the most densely populated urban area in the world. Tokyo residents live within striking distance of Japan's tallest volcano, which is also the country's highest point at 3,776 meters (12,388 feet). Mt. Fuji is still considered active, although the last major eruption of this perfectly symmetrical stratovolcano came in 1707. Because of its height and spectacular scenery, Mt. Fuji is a favorite for touring, mountain climbing and hiking. In this image, elevations are represented by color; height increases from white to green to brown. For visualization purposes, topographic heights are exaggerated two times. Other SRTM views of Mt. Fuji and Tokyo can be seen in PIA-02791 and PIA-02792. The elevation data used in this image was acquired by SRTM aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, launched on February 11, 2000. SRTM used the same radar instrument that comprised the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) that flew twice on Endeavour in 1994. SRTM was designed to collect three-dimensional measurements of Earth's land surface.
Date: 
12/21/00
Identifier: 
PIA-02793
MediaType: 
Image
Year: 
2000
Contributor: 
JPL Archives
What: 
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
What: 
SRTM
What: 
Space Shuttle Endeavour
What: 
Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
What: 
Earth
Where: 
Tokyo
Where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Where: 
Washington, D.C.
Where: 
California