January 20, 2006
Centered on this MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image are the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, California (bright grey areas). To the right are the Sacramento (upper part) and Central Valleys. In between lies the city of Sacramento, all wedged between the mountains of the Sierra Nevada on the east and the Cascade Range on the west. Beyond the Sierra Nevada is the Great Basin Region in the state of Nevada.
- Satellite: Envisat
- Instrument: MERIS
- Acquisition: 16-Jun-2003
- Orbit nr: 06766
- Center coordinates: lat. 37.34, lon. -120.90
Topics: Envisat, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, MERIS, Central Valley, Sierra Nevada, Sacramento River