Dhaka Bangladesh
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Dhaka, Bangladesh

January 19, 2006
This Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) multi temporal wide swath color composite image shows Dhaka or Dacca (visible as large bright area at center image), city and capital of Bangladesh.

It is located in central Bangladesh, north of the Bay of Bengal (not visible), on an arm of the Dhaleswari River in the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta. Dhaka is a major commercial, cultural, and manufacturing center of Bangladesh.

To the northeast of the city, the dark-colored area is most probably a flooded zone: blue pixels in this multitemporal image correspond to an acquisition made on 25 July 2004, at the height of the monsoon season.

Dates of Acquisition: Red: 29 Sep 2002, Green: 03 Nov 2002, Blue: 25 Jul 2004

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 25-Jul-2004
  • Orbit nr: 12562
  • Center coordinates: lat. 23.50, lon. 91.51

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