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River Valleys and Mountains of Central Congo’s Plateaux Department

2.8S 15.5E

June 24th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Congo - June 11th, 2010

Congo - June 11th, 2010

This APM image shows part of the Plateaux Department of the Republic of the Congo, in the central part of the country. It borders the departments of Cuvette, L├ękoumou, and Pool, and internationally, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the east and Gabon on the west.

This APM (Alternate Polarization Medium resolution) image makes clear the topographical similarities and differences of the department by acquiring two signals simultaneously and combining them. Here, it highlights the difference between low-lying river valleys, generally light green, and the higher altitude plateaus, darker green, for which the department is named.