China: Xinjiang Uygur Region
Orbit 33898 Frame 2673 14 October 2001 5:10 GMT
Image shows the most Northern part of the region, between Kazakhstan (to the West) and Mongolia (to the East).
Mountains surround the whole of the country, rich in mineral resources including oil, coal, gold, lead, copper, zinc, and uranium.
Centre image: desert zone crossed by dry river beds
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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,