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The image shows the extreme southwestern tip of the Korean peninsula. A multitude of islands is visible. The largest in the lower right section is named Chin-do. The main city in the area is Mokp'o, the leading port in the region, where a bridge crossing to the nearby peninsula can also be seen (see circle in the enlargement). This subtropical area is famous for its beauty and has now been protected through the establishment of several national parks. The radar image reveals low wind conditions during data acquisition. This has roughened the sea surface locally, increasing the radar response of the sea at the level of the land. In fact the coastline is not visible in some places making the orientation with respect to a map difficult. The landscape includes hills, large estuaries and alluvial plains, threatened by strong tides. The homogeneous bright areas are rice- and cotton-growing land, mostly very small fields. Orbit 36571, Frame 2907, April 19, 2002 02:15 GMT

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: ERS
  • Instrument: SAR
  • Acquisition: 19-Apr-2002
  • Orbit nr: 36573
  • Center coordinates: lat. 34.34, lon. 126.00

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