Shimizu Port Japan
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Shimizu Port, Japan

February 20, 2006
The image data of Shimizu Port near Shizuoka city was observed by the Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping (PRISM) onboard the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi" during the daytime (around 10:30 a.m.) on February 14 2006 (JST). The area of Shimizu Port was enlarged from the nadir view image of Shizuoka city.

In the image taken by the PRISM, whose spatial resolution is 2.5 meters, ships at the port, boats in the yacht harbor, cars on the roads, Shimizu station on the JR Tokai Railway line, and houses can be seen.

The PRISM is an optical sensor for observing visible terrain areas with a 2.5-meter spatial resolution. It has three independent optical systems to acquire terrain data including altitude data so that images for nadir, forward, and backward views can be acquired at the same time. This enables to get three-dimensional terrain data with a high accuracy and frequency.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: ALOS
  • Instrument: PRISM
  • Acquisition: 14-Feb-2006
  • Centre coordinates: lat. 34.96, lon. 138.38

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