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Provence France
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Provence, France

January 17, 2006
This MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image is centered over the Provence Alpes Cote D'Azur region in Southern France, where forest fires have afflicted the Var Region in July 2003. The burnt areas appear in dark grey and are clearly visible near the coast. To the right is the island of Corsica . Northern Italy is located at the top right of the image. In particular, the cities of Milan and Turin can be observed as bright grey areas. To the left are the ice-capped Alps and at the top center of the image is Lake Geneva. Bands 7 (red), 5 (green) and 2 (blue), corresponding to visible light, were used to create this image.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 09-Aug-2003
  • Orbit nr: 07534
  • Center coordinates: lat. 42.47, lon. 6.75