January 19, 2006
This wide-swath radar image is centered over the state of Rio de Janeiro, located in Eastern Brazil. It is bordered on the East by the Atlantic Ocean, on the South by the state of Sao Paulo, and on the West and North by the states of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo. The varied topography can be observed, with sharply contrasting areas of coastal lowlands and rugged mountains. The Serra da Mantiqueira mountain range from the state's boundary to the west. The city of Rio de Janeiro is visible as a large bright area (bottom left).
- Satellite: Envisat
- Instrument: ASAR
- Acquisition: 06-Nov-2003
- Orbit nr: 08809
- Center coordinates: lat. -22.34, lon. -41.36
Topics: Environment, Mantiqueira Mountains, States of Brazil, Geography, Itabapoana River, Espirito Santo, Serra, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro