Sentinel-3: The River Nile and Delta, Egypt
01 April 2016
Very distinct is Egypt, a country connecting northeast Africa with the Middle East, home to millennia-old monuments still sitting along the lush Nile valley.
In the centre of the image, capital city Cairo with the Nile snaking northwards is clearly visible, along with the Red Sea just further east. Also evident are the islands of Cyprus further north in the Mediterranean Sea and parts of Crete on the very left.
One of the suite of sophisticated instruments that will measure Earth's oceans, land, ice and atmosphere, Sentinel-3's Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) measures the energy radiating from Earth's surface in nine spectral bands, including visible and infrared.
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