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Madrid, Spain
SAR Orbit number: 47364
11 April 2004

This Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) multitemporal colour composite image shows the city of Madrid (large bright area), the capital of Spain, which is located on the Meseta Central, a vast and almost treeless plateau covering about 40 percent of the country. Visible in the upper left corner of the image is the Sistema Central mountain chain that divides the Mesata Central into northern and southern subregions.

The image is made of three ERS-2 SAR PRI (Precision Radar Image) images acquired on different dates and assigning a colour (RGB) to each date of acquisition.

Technical Information:

  • Instrument: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • Dates of Acquisition: Red: 5 August 2003, Green: 11 May 2004, Blue: 18 March 2002
  • Orbit number: 43356, 47364, 41352
  • Frame: 801
  • Instrument features: 25 metre resolution


NE Lat/Long: N 40.56 / W 4.23
NW Lat/Long: N 40.74 / W 3.09
SW Lat/Long: N 39.86 / W 2.85
SE Lat/Long: N 39.68 / W 3.97