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Rio Negro Brazil
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Rio Negro, Brazil

January 17, 2006
This ASAR image mode scene shows the Rio Negro in Amazon Rain Forest at the border between Brazil and Colombia. This image was the first proper high-rate image to be acquired with the ASAR sensor. It was received with great enthusiasm by teams throughout ESA, as it was the first confirmation of the high quality of the ASAR instrument and processing system.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 13-Mar-2002
  • Orbit nr: 00179
  • Center coordinates: lat. -0.50, lon. -65.00