New land surface digital elevation model covers the Earth

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Abstract

Land surface elevation around the world is reaching new heights—as far as its description and measurement goes. A new global digital elevation model (DEM) is being cited as a significant improvement in the quality of topographic data available for Earth science studies.

Land surface elevation is one of the Earth's most fundamental geophysical properties, but the accuracy and detail with which it has been measured and described globally have been insufficient for many large-area studies. The new model, developed at the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) EROS Data Center (EDC), has changed all that.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title New land surface digital elevation model covers the Earth
Series title Eos, Earth and Space Science News
DOI 10.1029/99EO00050
Volume 80
Issue 6
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher AGU
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 2 p.
First page 69
Last page 70