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January 17, 2006
This Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image centers over Scotland. We can see the contrast between the dark green/brown of the Scottish Highlands in the northwest to the lighter green of the lowlands near the coast and to the south. In amongst the highland mountains we can see numerous glacial lakes, or lochs. One series of Lochs can be seen almost dissecting Scotland in two extending from northeast to southwest. These lochs form the Caledonian Canal. At the top of this canal on the coast lies the city of Inverness, administrative center of the Highland region. The loch to the south of the city is Loch Ness the home of the mythical monster of the same name. The largest city in northern Scotland is Aberdeen (third largest in Scotland after Glasgow and Edinburgh) it is situated on the eastern coast where it has become the services center of the North Sea petroleum industry.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 13-Jul-2003
  • Orbit nr: 07148
  • Center coordinates: lat. 55.79, lon. -4.00

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