Bern Switzerland
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Bern, Switzerland

January 20, 2006
This Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) multitemporal color composite image shows an area of 100 Km swath width centered over the canton of Bern, located in western Switzerland. Bern city (visible as a large bright area center left) is the capital of the country, and is situated on a high promontory surrounded on three sides by a bend of the River Aare. The varied landscape of Bern encompasses plains around the city of Bern, mountains in the south, and a lake region in the north.

The image is made of two ASAR images acquired on different dates and a "Principal Component 1" image extracted from the two acquired images, and assigning a color ( RGB ) to each image ( Red : 22 October 2003, Green : Principal Component 1, Blue : 13 August 2003).

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 22-Oct-2003
  • Orbit nr: 08593
  • Center coordinates: lat. 46.71, lon. 7.77

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