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Salt Lake

December 4, 2011
This Envisat radar composite image shows Salt Lake City and the nearby Great Salt Lake in the US state of Utah. The line running across the Great Salt Lake is the Lucin Cutoff railway. The causeway supporting the railway divides the lake and prevents the normal mixing of waters. The lower-left portion of the image shows Salt Lake City with marshlands and mudflats separating it from the water.

This image is a compilation of three passes by Envisat’s radar on 6 April, 5 June and 5 July 2011. Each is assigned a color (red, green and blue) and combined to produce this representation. New colors reveal changes in the surface between Envisat’s passes.

Credits: ESA


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