Sweden and Finland
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Sweden and Finland

January 17, 2006
Eastern Sweden and Western Finland can clearly be seen on this MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image, surrounding the Gulf of Bothnia. Along the southern coast of Sweden is the Stockholm Archipelago, from there across the Gulf north east over the Finnish Island of Aland, is the city Turku, which can just be seen beneath the clouds. Heading further north up the Finnish coast is the city of Vassa. Looking closely at some of the rivers in Sweden we can see that some of them have been dammed where they are being used for hydropower. Lake Storuman, in the top left hand corner of the image, is an example where a natural lake in the river Umelven has been dammed to feed the power station of Umslupen.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 21-Aug-2002
  • Orbit nr: 02481
  • Center coordinates: lat. 61.50, lon. 19.00

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