January 18, 2006
This MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image centers over the eastern part of the Indonesian island of Java. Java is traversed from east to west by a large volcanic chain. This gives rise to some 110 craters, of which approximately 35 are still active. Semeru to the east of the island is the largest (standing at 3676m) and most active of the volcanoes. The city of Surabaya can also be seen to the northeast of the island, facing the island of Madura. Surabaya is the capital of the East Java Province and has a population of about 2.5 million.
- Satellite: Envisat
- Instrument: MERIS
- Acquisition: 11-Oct-2004
- Orbit nr: 13670
- Center coordinates: lat. -8.40, lon. 113.23
Topics: Environment, Disaster Accident, Madura Island, East Java, Stratovolcanoes, Volcanoes of Java, Semeru, Surabaya, MERIS, Envisat, Indonesia, Java