Orbit 35260 Frame 2668 17 January 2002 8:45 GMT
Referred to as the ''Pearl of the Black Sea'', Odessa is the fifth largest city and the main trade and fishing port in Ukraine.
Situated between the two estuaries of Dnepr and Dnestr rivers, Odessa's harbour is kept open in winter by ice-breakers.
The city's name has two spellings, the Russian Odessa and the Ukrainian Odesa.
By looking at the very high resolution image that is also provided here, you will be sure indeed to find yourself in Ukraine, a country consisting primarily of fertile plains and plateaus. Throughout it: a wide texture of agricultural fields.
Centre image: Odessa and its harbour with several ships in navigation.
Offshore, to the east: ice flows and formations of different thickness and consistency.
A few ESA ERS and Envisat Annoucement of Opportunity projects in the domains of coal mining,
soil moisture, atmospheric pollution, and global change are related to areas in this region.
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a very high resolution image, 1969 x 2049 pixels, 1118182 bytes, is also available.
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,