Seattle USA
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Seattle, USA

January 17, 2006
This ASAR (Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar) image shows the American city of Seattle.

The city is situated on the eastern shores of the Puget Sound, towards the right on the image. Taking a closer look at the city, both the Boeing Field and Seattle-Tacoma Airports can be clearly distinguished. Tacoma city can be seen to the south of Seattle on the southern shores of the Sound.

The upper right part of the image covers the mountains of the Coastal Ranges situated on the Olympic Peninsula, much of which is now a National Park. The highest points on this image are Mount Washington and Mount Olympus (2428 m).

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 11-Sep-2004
  • Orbit nr: 13243
  • Center coordinates: lat. 47.53, lon. -121.81

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