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Geneva Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland

January 19, 2006
This Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) multitemporal color composite image shows an area over Lake Geneva, which marks the border between Switzerland and France. The northern part of the lake lies in Swiss territory, and the southern part in French territory. The lake is formed by the Rhone, which flows into it at the east end and leaves the lake at the west end through Geneva. Visible landmarks are the city of Geneva, the canton and its capital and business and cultural center, which are grouped around the southwest shore of the lake (bright area). The Cointrin Airport is to the northwest of the city and to the northeast, along the lake shore, is the city of Lausanne. The image was made of three ASAR images acquired on different dates and assigning a color (RGB) to each date (Red: 3 May 2003, Green: 25 October 2003, Blue: 2 December 2002).

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 25-Oct-2003
  • Orbit nr: 08636
  • Center coordinates: lat. 45.90, lon. 6.36