New Orleans Topography

NASA offers simulated views of the effects of storm surge flooding on Lake Pontchartrain and the New Orleans area.

"The city of New Orleans, situated on the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, is shown in this radar image from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. In this image, bright areas show regions of high radar reflectivity, such from urban areas, and elevations have been coded in color using height data also from the mission. Dark green colors indicate low elevations, rising through yellow and tan, to white at the highest elevations."

Thanks to Ashwani Vasishth

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