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Paris, France

January 17, 2006
This Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) multitemporal color composite image shows an area of 105 km swath width centered over Paris, France, showing up as a large bright area.

The image is made of three ASAR images acquired on different dates and assigning a color ( RGB ) to each date ( Red : 11 January 2003, Green : 3 July 2003, Blue : 3 April 2003).

Visible landmarks are the Seine River that flows across the image, the Peripherique (City Ring), the Charles De Gaulle (north of Paris) and the Orly International (south) Airports. The gray-greenish patches just outside the Paris Ring Road are the Bois de Boulogne (west) and the Bois de Vincennes (east). The faint line running from the centre of Paris westward is the line formed by the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens (along the Seine river), the Champs-Elysees, and the Defense. The magenta and yellow colors around the city are agricultural fields, mostly the wheat fields of the Beauce region, which show a high degree of change from one season to the next.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 05-Jul-2003
  • Orbit nr: 07033
  • Centre coordinates: lat. 48.65, lon. 2.20


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