Manchester United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom

January 18, 2006
This Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) multitemporal color composite image shows an area of 100 Km swath width over the city of Manchester (bright grayish area top right), located in northwest England.

Its prime site on the rivers Irwell, Medlock, Irk, and Tib, complemented by its accessibility to ocean-going vessels via the Manchester Ship Canal, has resulted in economic vitality and status as one of England's leading ports.

Also visible on the banks of the River Mersey is the city of Liverpool (bright area center left).

Technical Information: The image is made of three ASAR images acquired on different dates and assigning a color (RGB) to each image (Red: 11 February 2003, Green: 18 November 2003, Blue: 02 September 2002).

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 18-Nov-2003
  • Orbit nr: 08998
  • Center coordinates: lat. 53.50, lon. -3.02

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