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Lake Erie
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Lake Erie

January 18, 2006
This MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image centers over Lake Erie the southern most of the Great Lakes. The lake to the north east is Lake Ontario and to the north west in Lake Huron. Lake Erie is the most shallow of the great lakes. Its deepest point is 64m to the north, though it averages only 19m. This is reflected in the image, the lighter areas show shallowing of the lake, with the darker part to the north. The border between Canada and the USA runs along the north-south central axis of the lake as it does Huron and Ontario. The American cities of Detroit and Cleveland can also be seen in the image.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 15-Apr-2003
  • Orbit nr: 05877
  • Center coordinates: lat. 41.50, lon. -79.02