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 Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||New land surface digital elevation model covers the Earth|
|Series title||Eos, Earth and Space Science News|
|Contributing office(s)||Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center|