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January 17, 2006
This Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) multitemporal color composite image is centered over Prague (large bright area), the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic.

It is situated on the Vltava river that flows across the image from south to north.

It spans seven hills, which are split by the river and connected by 16 bridges. From the image it is detectable that the area consists primarily of rolling hills, farmland, and fertile river beds.

The image is made of three ERS-2 SAR PRI (Precision Radar Image) images acquired on different dates and assigning a color (RGB) to each date of acquisition.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: ERS
  • Instrument: SAR
  • Acquisition: 29-Jul-2004
  • Orbit nr: 47371
  • Center coordinates: lat. 50.08, lon. 14.17

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