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Wide-swath Image of Denmark and Northern Germany – October 3rd, 2009

56.9N 9.0E

October 3rd, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Denmark - August 29th, 2009

Denmark - August 29th, 2009

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany

Danish coast

Danish coast

The main image here is an orthorectified wide-swath ASAR (radar) image of Denmark and northern Germany. The width of the swath is five times greater than that of a normal IMM image, making it possible to observe bigger areas.

One close-up focuses on the city of Hamburg, Germany, and the Elbe River flowing past it into the North Sea.

The other shows the Limfjord, a shallow sound in Denmark that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of Jutland Peninsula. Approximately 180 kilometres long and of an irregular shape with several bays, narrowings, and islands, it extends from Thyborøn Channel on the North Sea to Hals on the Kattegat.

Wide-swath View of the United Kingdom – September 25th, 2009

51.5N 0.1W

September 25th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

United Kingdom - August 28th, 2009

United Kingdom - August 28th, 2009

London

London

Scottish coast

Scottish coast

Wales

Wales

The main image here is an orthorectified wide-swath ASAR (radar) image of three of the four countries in the United Kingdom: England, Scotland and Wales. It is possible to observe this large area due to the fact that the swath is five times wider than a normal IMM image.

The close-ups, on the other hand, concentrate on smaller sections of the countries. The first close-up shows the mountainous coastline and lochs of northern Scotland.

The second shows the capital city of London, England on the Thames River. Some ships can be seen in the Thames Estuary.

Finally, the third close-up depicts the River Severn flowing into the Bristol Channel near the city of Cardiff, Wales.

Kathmandu Surrounded by Himalayas in Nepal – April 26th, 2012

27.7N 85.3E

April 26th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Mountains, Rivers

Nepal and India - January 9th, 2012

The white area surrounded by the Himalayas in the center of the top part of this orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image is the city of Kathmandu, Nepal. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft), in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley in central Nepal, surrounded by four major hills: Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri.

Visible south of Kathmandu is the city of Paṭnā, the capital of the Indian state of Bihar and the second largest city in Eastern India (in terms of population). It is situated on the southern bank of the Ganges. The city also straddles the rivers Sone, Gandak and Punpun Rivers, all visible on the left side of the image. The city is approximately 35 km long and 16 km to 18 km wide.

Lisbon on Shores of Tagus River Estuary, Portugal

38.7N 9.1W

April 21st, 2012 Category: Rivers

Portugal - January 4th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the southwestern coast of Portugal. Visible on the left side of the image is the lower course of the Tagus River, the longest river on the Iberian Peninsula. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Lisbon, after flowing across both Spain and Portugal. It drains an area of 80,100 square kilometers (30,927 sq mi) (the second largest in the Iberian peninsula after the Douro).

Coastline of Guinea Bissau and Guinea – April 17th, 2012

10.3N 14.6W

April 17th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Guinea Bissau - January 4th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the coastline of Guinea Bissau (west) and Ghana (east), along the Atlantic Ocean. One of the largest indentations in the coastline is the estuary of the Geba River. Visible by the left edge of the image are the islands of the Bijagos Archipelago. While the inland regions are savanna, the coastline is plain with swamps of Guinean mangroves. Here, the elevation rises as one moves eastward.

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