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Campeche Mexico
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Campeche, Mexico

January 20, 2006
This MERIS image is centered over Campeche, Mexico. It is bordered by the Mexican states of Yucatan to the North East, Quintana Roo to the East, and Tabasco to the South West. To the South it is bordered by the Peten department of Guatemala, to the South East by Belize, and to the West by the Gulf of Mexico. Towards the bottom left is the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, which lies between the Campeche Bay (North) and the Gulf of Tehuantepec (South). From the image it is noticeable that the Eastern coastal plains are generally low, flat, and sandy, while the Western coast is broken by mountain spurs. The light green color in the gulfs indicates shallow waters. Bands 7, 5 and 2, corresponding to visible light, were used to generate this image.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 01-Mar-2003
  • Orbit nr: 05233
  • Center coordinates: lat. 17.57, lon. -91.55