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STS-99 Shuttle Mission ...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description JSC2000-E-02774 (18 February 2000) ---- One of a series of three X-SAR/SRTM images (E-2774 though E-2776), this radar amplitude image and the other images show the basin of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The series includes a detail (E-02775, with dimensions of 27 kilometers x 30 kilometers) of the X-SAR digital elevation model (shown in JSC2000-E-02776). This radar amplitude image is a measure of the backscattering of the transmitted microwaves. In the amplitude image the Bagmati River is visible south of the city center and the international airport in the eastern part. The runway appears as a dark stripe. The airport is well known for its difficult landing/takeoff conditions due to the close vicinity of the surrounding high mountains. The scene is located at 85 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude and 27 degrees 45 minutes north latitude. Note: All X-SAR imagery and related charts and maps are provided by DLR, Germany's national aerospace resource center as well as the national space agency.
STS-99 Shuttle Mission ...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description JSC2000-E-02775 (18 February 2000) ---- The image shows the basin of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. It is a detail (with dimensions of 27 kilometers x 30 kilometers) of the X-SAR digital elevation model (shown in E-02776). The corresponding radar amplitude image is seen in JSC2000-E-02775. The amplitude is a measure of the backscattering of the transmitted microwaves. In the amplitude image the Bagmati River is visible south of the city center and the international airport in the eastern part. The runway appears as a dark stripe. The airport is well known for its difficult landing/takeoff conditions due to the close vicinity of the surrounding high mountains. The center of the scene is located at 85 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude and 27 degrees 45 minutes north latitude. Note: All X-SAR imagery and related charts and maps are provided by DLR, Germany's national aerospace resource center as well as the national space agency.
STS-99 Shuttle Mission ...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description JSC2000-E-02776 --- This X-SAR/SRTM digital elevation model in Nepal (130 kilometers by 50 kilometers) shows the transition from the Indian lowlands close to sea level to the Himalayan front range (up to 3500 meters). The lower part covers the northern India province of Bihar while the upper part shows the Kathmandu Basin, completely surrounded by mountains. The image covers almost the entire width of Nepal. Nepal is completely surrounded by its large neighbors India and China. The plain in the south is dissected by many rivers that drain into the River Ganges. The enormous thrust fold belts of the Central Himalayas begin north of the plain. Himalayan orogenesis, or the "making" of the Himalayas, was initiated by the Indian subcontinent colliding into Eurasia some 40 Million years ago. The orogenesis still continues today. Note: All X-SAR imagery and related charts and maps are provided by DLR, Germany's national aerospace resource center as well as the national space agency.
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