Norwegian Sea
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Norwegian Sea

January 17, 2006
This MERIS image provides a beautiful view of the Norwegian Sea as a low-pressure system passes by. The low incident angle of the Sun at the beginning of spring offers an extraordinary relief to the cloud layer. At the very top of the image, the ice sheet is breaking apart into pieces. Through the thin layer of clouds, upper right of the image, is Norway's Svalbard Archipelago, composed of four main islands and about 150 lesser ones.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 22-Mar-2002
  • Orbit nr: 00306
  • Center coordinates: lat. 74.25, lon. 10.00

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