MISR Views the Big Island of Hawaii

MISR Views the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Credit:

    NASA/GSFC/JPL, MISR Science Team

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 (Terra orbit 1551)
Upper right: May 4, 2000 (Terra orbit 2017)
Lower left: June 5, 2000 (Terra orbit 2483)
Lower right: June 21, 2000 (Terra orbit 2716)

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.

For more information: http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov

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  • Data Date:

    April 2, 2000 - June 21, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    August 2, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MISR
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