New satellite data to help monitor deformation of Hawaiian volcanoes

New satellite data will help to monitor deformation of Hawaiian vol...

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TerraSAR-X, a new satellite launched by the German Space Agency, provides high-resolution radar data over Hawai‘i. The summit caldera of Kīlauea Volcano is very clear in a TerraSAR-X image acquired in November 2009 (left). An image of the caldera taken at about the same time by the ENVISAT satellite (right) has much lower resolution.


Image Dimensions: 722 x 292

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