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January 17, 2006
Lisbon and the surrounding area, including Western Spain, are visible in this MERIS image. Several hundred kilometers north of Lisbon is Serra da Estrela, Portugal's highest mountain which was covered with snow when this image was acquired. The Gulf of Cadiz, at the bottom right of the image, is green with sediments carried along by the many fresh-water rivers feeding into it, including the Guadiana River, which separates Portugal and Spain, and Spain's Odiel, Tinto and Guadalquivir rivers.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 22-Mar-2002
  • Orbit nr: 00306
  • Center coordinates: lat. 40.50, lon. -11.75

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