Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) images of the Big Island of Hawaii. The images have been rotated
so that north is at the left.
Upper left: April 2, 2000
Upper right: May 4, 2000
Lower left: June 5, 2000
Lower right: June 21, 2000
The first three images are color views acquired by the vertical
(nadir) camera. The last image is a stereo anaglyph generated from the
aftward cameras viewing at 60.0 and 70.5 degree look angles.
It requires red/blue glasses with the red
filter over the left eye.
The color images show the greater prevalence of vegetation on the
eastern side of the island due to moisture brought in by the prevailing
Pacific trade winds. The western (lee) side of the island is drier. In the center of the island, and
poking through the clouds in the stereo image are the Mauna Kea and
Mauna Loa volcanoes, each peaking at about 4.2 km above sea level. The southern face of a line of cumulus clouds
off the north coast of Hawaii is also visible in the stereo image.
MISR was built and is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, for NASA's Office of Earth Science,
Washington, DC. The Terra satellite is managed by
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. JPL is a
division of the California Institute of Technology.