Gulf of Finland
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Gulf of Finland

January 19, 2006
This MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image is centered over the Gulf of Finland, which extends east between Finland on the north, Estonia on the south and Russia to the east. At the extreme eastern end of the gulf is the Karelian Isthmus, separating it from the Ladoga Lake. The gulf is linked with the Ladoga Lake by the Neva River. To the south, the Narva River links the Gulf of Finland with Lake Peipus. The cities of Helsinki, Finland (top center left), Tallinn, Estonia (bottom center left) and Saint Petersburg , Russia (right) are visible as bright areas. Bands 7 (red), 5 (green), and 2 (blue), corresponding to visible light, were used to create this image.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 17-Jul-2003
  • Orbit nr: 07204
  • Center coordinates: lat. 58.45, lon. 28.62

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