Two new images of the Santa Barbara area from NASA’s Shuttle Radar
Topography Mission highlight the region’s spectacular scenery. One view
looks northeast along the coast from the Goleta Valley in the foreground
to snow-capped Mount Abel, an area sometimes called “America’s Riviera.”
The other image shows the Cuyama River winding down the Cuyama Valley
at the foot of the Caliente Range.

They are available at: .

These two new images along with five other recently released images
showing some of California’s dramatic topography from the Carrizo Plain
in the north to Ventura in the south are collected on a new clickable
map available online at: .

The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, which flew onboard Space
Shuttle Endeavour last February, gathered topographic elevation data
over approximately 80 percent of Earth’s land mass during its 10-day
flight. The results of the mission will be the most extensive
high-resolution database of Earth’s topography.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a division of the California
Institute of Technology, Pasadena.