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Lagos Nigeria
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Lagos, Nigeria

January 18, 2006
This Envisat ASAR radar multicolor composite image is focused over the city-port of Lagos , Nigeria (large bright area), located in west Africa.

Lagos is a natural harbor on the Atlantic coast and is built on the mainland together with a series of islands surrounding Lagos Lagoon. The topography of the area (as seen from the image) is mainly flat near the coast, with numerous lagoons, creeks and swamps, stretching inland in most places.

Beyond the coast is a broad, hilly, forested belt, which gradually rises from below sea level to about 200 meters. The black H shape figure in the city center is the Lagos Airport . The image is made of three ASAR images acquired on different dates and assigning a color ( RGB ) to each date.

Dates of Acquisition: Red : 17 March 2004, Green : 30 June 2004

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 30-Jun-2004
  • Orbit nr: 12200
  • Center coordinates: lat. 6.29, lon. 3.00