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Rhine River in Germany

51.2N 6.7E

June 15th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Germany - June 2nd, 2010

Germany - June 2nd, 2010

This APM (Alternate Polarization Medium resolution) image shows the Rhine River in Germany.

Germany has an area of 137,882 sq mi (357,114 sq km) and a population of (2009 est.) 82,000,000. The capital is Berlin. The land is generally flat in the north and hilly in the northeast and central region, rising to the Bavarian Alps in the south. The Rhine River basin dominates the central and western part of the country.

APM is an ASAR (radar) mode that acquires two signals simultaneously, generating two grayscale images. The result is a combination of those two images, which highlights the similarities and differences between them.

Landscape of Central and Northern Germany

53.5N 11.0E

June 1st, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Germany - April 28th, 2010

Germany - April 28th, 2010

This image focuses on northern and central Germany, a country in northern Europe with an area of 137,882 sq mi (357,114 sq km) and a population (2009 est.) of 82,000,000. The capital is Berlin. Here, parts of Denmark and Sweden are also visible to the north, as are parts of Poland to the east.

The land in Germany is generally flat in the north and hilly in the northeast and central region, rising to the Bavarian Alps in the south. The Rhine River basin dominates the central and western part of the country; other important rivers include the Elbe, Danube, and Oder.