Accuracy and resolution of shuttle radar topography mission data

Citation:
Smith, B, Sandwell D.  2003.  Accuracy and resolution of shuttle radar topography mission data. Geophysical Research Letters. 30

Date Published:

May

Abstract:

[1] We assess the accuracy and resolution of topography data provided by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) through spectral comparisons with the National Elevation Dataset (NED) and a high-resolution laser data set of the 1999 Hector Mine earthquake rupture. We find that SRTM and the NED are coherent for wavelengths greater than 200 m, however the spatial resolution of the NED data is superior to the SRTM data for wavelengths shorter than 350 m, likely due to the application of a boxcar filter applied during final SRTM processing stages. From these results, a low-pass filter/decimation algorithm can be designed in order to expedite large-area SRTM applications.

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DOI:

10.1029/2002gl016643

Scripps Publication ID:

1467