Perspective View, Mount Shasta, California

Perspective View, Mount Shasta, California

At more than 4,300 meters (14,000 feet ), Mount Shasta is California’s tallest volcano and part of the Cascade chain of volcanoes extending south from Washington. This computer-generated perspective viewed from the west also includes Shastina, a slightly smaller volcanic cone left of Shasta’s summit and Black Butte, another volcano in the right foreground.

This 3-D perspective view was generated using topographic data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and an enhanced color Landsat 5 satellite image. Topographic expression is exaggerated two times.

Landsat has been providing visible and infrared views of the Earth since 1972. SRTM elevation data matches the 30-meter (98-foot) resolution of most Landsat images and will substantially help in analyzing the large and growing Landsat image archive.

Elevation data used in this image was acquired by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, launched on Feb. 11, 2000.

Size: scale varies in this perspective image
Location: 41.4 deg. North lat., 122.3 deg. West lon.
Orientation: looking east
Image Data: Landsat Bands 3,2,1 as red, green, blue, respectively
Original Data Resolution: SRTM 1 arcsecond (30 meters or 98 feet), Thematic Mapper 1 arcsecond (30 meters or 98 feet)
Date Acquired: February 2000 (SRTM)

For more information, read: Pictures from the Real Edge: NASA Posts U.S. Topography Data.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/NIMA