View Full Version : Topography Mission Wraps Up With Australia

2005-Sep-11, 05:23 AM
SUMMARY: After four years of data crunching, NASA and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency have completed a comprehensive topographical map of 80% of the Earth's surface. Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific were the final areas released to the public this week. Many of the smaller islands have never been properly mapped because of their remoteness, often being obscured by persistent clouds. It's these smaller islands which are at great risk to weather and long-term sea level rise, so being able to predict where water levels will go will be very helpful to mitigating future disasters like the Asian Tsunami.

View full article (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/australia_topo_map.html)
What do you think about this story? post your comments below.