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January 18, 2006
This ASAR image was obtained over the Netherlands. One of the key aims of the ASAR instrument is to expand the range of modes offered by the ERS satellite. ASAR can be set-up with a selection of seven possible incidence angles, ranging from 15 to 45 degrees. This image was taken using a much shallower incidence angle (33 degrees) compared to the fixed angle of 23 degrees used by ERS. This increased range of observation angles makes it possible to highlight different features both on land and over the oceans.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 18-Mar-2002
  • Orbit nr: 00248
  • Center coordinates: lat. 52.10, lon. 4.75

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