Swiss Alps and Northern Italy
In the south of the image the Italian lakes of Maggiore, Como and Garda are clearly visible. To the south of Como you will find also the city of Milan. And in the far northwest of Italy you can see Turin and Genoa. The Lighter blue colour of the sea around the Gulf of Genoa is likely to be caused by increased sedimentation in this area.
Technical Information: Instrument: MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) Date of Acquisition: 1 December 2002; Orbit number: 03941;