Naples Italy
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Naples Italy

January 18, 2006
This Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) multitemporal color composite image is centered over the area of Naples, located in the southern part of Italy in the region of Campania. The image illustrates: the city of Naples (large bright area) seated on the northern edge of the Bay of Naples, the volcano Mount Vesuvius is to the southeast, the islands of Ischia and Procida are to the west and the island of Capri is southwest, to the southeast is Salerno and the Gulf of Salerno. The different colors in the bay areas indicate wind causing sea surface roughness on the date of acquisition. The various color patches to the north of the city of Naples are cultivated agricultural fields. 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. Dates of Acquisition: Red: 11 February 2004, Green: 21 April 2004, Blue: 30 June 2004

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: ERS
  • Instrument: SAR
  • Acquisition: 30-Jun-2004
  • Orbit nr: 48079
  • Center coordinates: lat. 40.72, lon. 14.17

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