Lake Geneva, Switzerland
February 19, 2004
This Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) multitemporal colour composite image shows an area of 100 Km swath width over Lake Geneva, situated in western Switzerland. The lake marks the border between Switzerland and France: the north part of the lake lies in Swiss territory, and the south part in French territory. The lake is formed by the Rhone, which flows into it at the east end and leaves the lake at the west end through Geneva. Visible landmarks are the city of Geneva, the canton and its capital and business and cultural centre, which are grouped around the southwest shore of the lake (bright area). The Cointrin Airport is to the northwest of the city and to the northeast, along the lake shore, is the city of Lausanne.