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SAR-Sharpened Image of Kuwait, Iraq and Iran – June 18th, 2011

30.4N 48.0E

June 18th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Mountains, Rivers

Kuwait, Iraq and Iran - June 17th, 2011

This image was created by merging orthorectified ASAR and MERIS images of the Middle East,  generated by Chelys MOSRI, using a technique we call “SAR-Sharpening”.

SAR-Sharpening merges high resolution radar and lower resolution multispectral imagery to create a single high resolution color image.

Visible in the lower part of the image are the coasts of Kuwait, Iraq and Iran (left to right) along the Persian Gulf and the mouths of the Shatt al-Arab River. Moving northward, one crosses the valley around the river before coming to mountains in Iran.

 

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