SAR Orbit number: 50032
14 November 2004
This image shows Beirut and its surroundings. It
is composed of three ERS-2 SAR images which were acquired on different dates. An
RGB colour was assigned to each date of acquisition.
Beirut is the
capital, largest city and chief seaport of Lebanon. It lies on a spur where the
narrow coastal plain projects into the Mediterranean Sea, with
Mount Lebanon mountains at its back to the east.
The mountain range extends across the whole country,
rising up to 3,090 m (10,131 ft).
The landscape changes quite abruptly in
the region, and the changes in scenery are related to altitudes rather
than being the result of geographical distances. This is due to the fact that
the Mount Lebanon chain runs very close to the coast, at about 160 km (100 mi)
from the Mediterranean. Pine and oak forests are common in these mountains.
- Instrument: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
- Dates of Acquisition: Red: 14 November 2004, Green: 13 July 2003, Blue: 04
- Orbit numbers: 50032, 43018, 42016
- Instrument features: 25 meter resolution
NE Lat/Long: N 34.09 / E 35.20
NW Lat/Long: N 34.09 / E 35.58
SW Lat/Long: N 33.38 / E 35.58
SE Lat/Long: N 33.33 / E 35.21
resolution tif here (148070 Kbytes)
Keywords: ESA European
Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne,
observation de la terre, earth observation,
satellite remote sensing,
teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar,
chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar,