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Spain

January 17, 2006
Visible in this image is Spain and Portugal, occupying the Iberian Peninsula. The long mountain chain of the Pyrenees, extending about 400 km from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean Sea, forms the border with France to the north. The large, almost treeless central plateau is the Meseta Central. With an average elevation of about 600 meters above sea level, it is divided by irregular mountain ranges, or sierras, including the Guadarrama, Gredos, and Toledo mountains.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 23-Mar-2002
  • Orbit nr: 00306
  • Center coordinates: lat. 40.50, lon. -2.00