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Italy Country Mosaic
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Italy Country Mosaic

January 18, 2006
This mosaic of MERIS (MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) images shows the country of Italy(highlighted in green). The Italian Republic is located in the south of Europe and consists mainly of a boot-shaped peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea, together with two large islands: Sicily and Sardinia, that divide the Mediterranean Sea into distinct bodies of water, such as the Adriatic Sea to the north-east, the Ionian Sea to the south-east, the Tyrrhenian Sea to the south-west and finally the Ligurian Sea to the north-west. It is bordered by the countries of France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia, the country is bounded by the Alps.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Center coordinates: lat. 41.25, lon. 14.00