Switzerland: Lake of Geneva
Orbit 33415, Frame 2529, September 15, 2001 11:19 GMT
The Lake of Geneva, situated at an altitude of 372 meters above sea level, is Western Europe's largest lake.
At its greatest depth of 309.7 meters, in the portion known as the "Grand Lac" running
from Montreux to Yvoire, it
is still 62 meters above sea level. The lake's area of 582.4 square kilometers is
divided between France (234 km2) and Switzerland (348.4 km2).
Upper left: the Jura mountains at the French border.
Bottom left: Geneva and the Rhone river mouth.
Upper right: Lausanne, Montreux.
Effects of weak winds over the water surface.
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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,