January 16, 2006
This multitemporal SAR image centers over Toronto, Canada. Toronto is Canada's largest city and the provincial capital of Ontario. The city covers an area of 641 km (247 square miles) and is bounded by Lake Ontario to the south, Etobicoke Creek and Highway 427 to the west, Steeles Avenue to the north. The Roug River can be seen flowing into Lake Ontario at the lower right of the image. At the center of the image is Toronto harbor, lying on the north-western coast of Lake Ontario and facing Inland Park. Lake Ontario is the eastern-most and smallest in surface area (19,009 square kilometers) of the Great Lakes. It is the 14th largest lake in the world with a maximum depth is 244 m (802 ft). Thanks to Lake Ontario, the climate in Toronto is one of Canada's mildest. Summer high temperatures typically range from 25-32C (77-90F), reaching peaks of 34C (97F). To create this image, a different color was assigned to three ERS-2 SAR images, each acquired on a different date.
- Satellite: ERS
- Instrument: SAR
- Acquisition: 19-Apr-2004
- Orbit nr: 47045
- Center coordinates: lat. 43.34, lon. -78.81
Topics: Etobicoke Creek, Steeles Avenue, Toronto, Canada, Steeles, ETOBICOKE, Lake Ontario, Environment