Mountains: Mapping The Earth's Extremes by Stefan DechMountains: Mapping The Earth's Extremes by Stefan Dech

Mountains: Mapping The Earth's Extremes

byStefan Dech

Hardcover | November 22, 2016

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Mountains marks a new milestone in Earth observation and Alpine exploration. For the first time, a special recording process and a technique developed at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) allow the satellite recording of three-dimensional views from 300 miles above with a resolution in the range of a few meters. Photorealistic images are created in this manner from perspectives denied even to mountaineers and helicopter pilots.

In addition to highly accurate detailed models of individual regions, the DLR generates a global three-dimensional elevation model of Earth in unprecedented quality. For this purpose, two German satellites are currently circling the earth at a speed of more than 15,000 miles per hour—separated by a mere 500 feet. Taken together, both techniques offer a detailed view of a world that still pushes human beings to their limits—the mountainous regions of our planet. For this book Reinhold Messner has selected thirteen peaks and routes to feature, as they’ve never been seen before.

German Aerospace Center (DLR), is a space agency in charge of the German space program on behalf of the federal government. It conducts research and development in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, and security.
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Title:Mountains: Mapping The Earth's ExtremesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 12.7 × 10.7 × 1 inPublished:November 22, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500518890

ISBN - 13:9780500518892

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Mountains: Mapping the Earth's Extremes...features 13 of the world's most magnificent mountains in an entirely new way. Using high-resolution satellite data, scientists have created a series of 3D maps of mountain landscapes. The breathtaking results provide virtual landscapes from previously impossible viewpoints. — Mountain Living