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Top Ranked Topographic Change Polygon and Largest Cut Area

Detailed Description

Top ranked topographic change polygon (outlined in yellow): largest cut area (8.75 km2) and largest cut volume (1.25 x 109 m3). This feature is the Bingham Canyon copper mine in north central Utah. From left to right, the images are NED shaded relief, SRTM shaded relief with change polygons overlaid (blue = cut; red = fill), and Landsat image. The dates of the source data for the NED and SRTM are shown. This area is about 5.5 km east-west by 9.7 km north-south.


See the Significant Topographic Changes in the United States project for more information. 


Public Domain.