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Lake District UK
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Lake District, UK

January 18, 2006
This Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) shows the Lake District National Park in north western England. The Lake District consists of numerous peaks. Scafell Pike, to the west of the region, at 978m is the highest point in England. Other famous peaks include Skiddaw to the north and Helvellyn to the east. The Lakes intermingled between the peaks give the park its name. The larger lakes such as Windermere to the south of the region, Coniston to Windermere's west, Thirlmere to the north of the region and Ullswater to the east can all clearly be seen. The brighter area to the east of Windermere towards the south east corner of the image is the town of Kendall, and to the north east is the town of Carlisle.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 08-Jul-2003
  • Orbit nr: 07083
  • Center coordinates: lat. 54.68, lon. -3.51