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Euphrates Valley to Lake Tanganyika
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Euphrates Valley to Lake Tanganyika

January 19, 2006
This AATSR image features a long strip of 500 km swath extending from Euphrates valley in the Middle East to Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, with the Red Sea separating Saudi Arabia from Sudan. To the south, Lake Victoria is visible, bordered by the Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The highly vegetated lands (shown in red) in this tropical area contrast with the arid land around the Red Sea.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: AATSR
  • Acquisition: 11-Apr-2002
  • Orbit nr: 00590
  • Center coordinates: lat. 6.50, lon. 43.00