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Biebrza River in Northeastern Poland

53.1N 22.3E

June 8th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Poland - June 1st, 2010

Poland - June 1st, 2010

This APM (Alternate Polarization Medium resolution) image shows the Biebrza River in north-eastern Poland, a tributary of the Narew river (near Wizna), with a length of 155 kilometers (28th longest) and the basin area of 7,057 km2 (7,051 in Poland). Today the river is best known for the vivid wildlife in the peatbogs and marshes in its flooding areas.

APM is an ASAR (radar) mode that acquires two signals simultaneously, and is therefore able to generate two grayscale images. The resulting image (visible here) is a combination of those two images, which highlights the similarities and differences between the two.

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