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TerraSAR-X satellite data reveals destruction caused by tsunami in Japan
The German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) and the German Space Operations Center, both of which are part of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), are hard at work providing data from the two German radar satellites, TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X, for the assessment of damage caused by the recent tsunami in Japan. Radar data, in contrast to data from optical satellites, can be acquired independently of cloud cover or time of day and allow precise identification of the flooded and destroyed areas on the east coast of Japan.
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Last update: 25/03/2011 10:59:31