Central America: the coast of Nicaragua
Orbit 33268 (ascending), Frame 225 (shifted), 31 August 2001, 04:19 GMT
Data acquisition: Cotopaxi Ground Station, Ecuador. The Station operated by CLIRSEN is located 65 km South of Quito, the Ecuadorian Capital, at 3,567 m altitude. It ensures the coverage of 25 Central and South American countries. It participated to ESA's ERS Tandem operations in the periods Nov.98/Feb.99 and Dec.99/Feb.2000.
Upper right: Managua and its lake (Lake Xolotlan).
Above Managua, volcanic formations.
In the lake (one of the most polluted in the world):
the island of Momotombito.
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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,