Italy: Gulf of Naples
Orbit 34459 Frame 2784 November 22, 2001 9:47 GMT
Image shows Mount Vesuvius (1,277 m), the only active volcano on the European mainland.
The Campania Region is full of old archaeological sites, among which: Pompei, Herculaneum. Paestum, the Phlegrean Fields.
To the centre: Naples, with the Phlegrean Fields to the left
Bottom left: Ischia island, also dominated by a volcano, Mount Epomeo, totally quiescent.
Bottom right: Capri island, that contains relics of prehistoric ages and several remains dating from Roman times.
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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,