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Central Mexico
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Central Mexico

January 19, 2006
Much of central Mexico is displayed on this Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image flanked on either side by the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

The area in the center of the image is dominated by the capital city, Mexico City with a population of over 17 million people one of the largest cities in the world. To the east of Mexico City, is the mountainous region where the Volcano Popocatepetl is found with a height of 5465 m. With the City of Pueblo situated 45 km west of the volcano more than 30 million people live within site of it, meaning that hundreds of thousands of people would be endangered if there were a large eruption.

From the capital heading south across the Sierra Madre to the south coast lie the bay and the city of Acapulco.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 06-Feb-2003
  • Orbit nr: 04904
  • Center coordinates: lat. 17.50, lon. -95.00