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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #20 on: 12/15/2006 12:03 PM »
This Envisat image captures the smoke arising from raging fires burning across the state of Victoria in the southeastern corner of Australia. More than 10 massive blazes have burnt around 420 000 hectares since they began nearly two weeks ago.
 
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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #21 on: 12/22/2006 09:41 AM »
The snow-capped Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands Islands are highlighted in this Envisat image. The tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, seen in the bottom centre, is the northernmost part of Antarctica?s mainland, making it Antarctica?s farthest point from the South Pole.
 
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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #22 on: 01/05/2007 03:09 PM »
Numerous smoke plumes from burning fires are shown over southern Sudan in this Envisat image. Although the cause of these fires is unknown, agricultural fires in the region are common this time of year because the dry season begins in November. Deliberate fires are often set to burn out papyrus plants so grass can grow and feed livestock.
 
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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #23 on: 01/12/2007 09:09 AM »
Swains Island, located in the South Pacific Ocean, is highlighted in this Proba image. This small coral atoll is comprised of an outer perimeter (approximately 13 km in circumference) of flat coral reefs and a 2.5 kmē ring-shaped landmass surrounding a shallow fresh-water lagoon in the centre that is closed off from the sea.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #24 on: 01/19/2007 03:07 PM »
Lake Tanganyika, the world's longest freshwater lake, is highlighted in this Envisat image. Located in Central Africa on the borders of Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Burundi, Lake Tanganyika stretches approximately 676 km long and 50 km wide.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #25 on: 01/26/2007 10:09 AM »
This Proba image features the sister cities of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, and Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. Both cities are located on St. Mary's River, which links three of North America's Great Lakes - Superior, Huron and Michigan.

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RE: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #26 on: 01/27/2007 05:47 AM »

" ... The Sault Sainte Marie International Bridge (visible as a thin white strip) spans 4,5 km and is the only vehicular crossing between Ontario and Michigan. ..."

Ummm, that's incorrect - the Ambassador Bridge (Detroit MI/Windsor, ON) and the Blue Water Bridge (Port Huron, MI/Point Edward, ON)  - also the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel - are also vehicular crossings between Michigan and Ontario.

 

 


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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #27 on: 02/02/2007 03:11 PM »
This Envisat image shows parts of the Hebei Province, the Tianjin Municipality and the Bohai Bay of the People's Republic of China.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #28 on: 02/09/2007 10:35 AM »
Manly, Australia, often referred to as Sydney's original seaside resort, is highlighted in this Proba image. Located on the southern end of the Manly Warringah Peninsula in the state of New South Wales, Manly is approximately 11 km northeast of Sydney.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #29 on: 02/16/2007 02:59 PM »
A strong wind blows sand and dust across the Mediterranean Sea from the Libyan Desert, located in the northeast section of the Sahara Desert, to Sicily and the southern tip of the Italian Peninsula on 10 February 2007 in this Envisat image.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #30 on: 02/23/2007 04:32 PM »
The Mississippi River Delta empties sediment into the Gulf of Mexico in this Envisat image acquired on 6 February 2007. The delta's water source comes from the United States' largest river, the Mississippi, which begins its 3 780 km-journey in northern Minnesota, flows south through Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana before spilling into the gulf.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #31 on: 03/02/2007 11:25 AM »
The changing Larsen-B Ice Shelf, as witnessed over five years by ESA?s Envisat, to mark the week of the fifth anniversary of the environmental satellite and the start of the International Polar Year.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #32 on: 03/09/2007 09:11 AM »
This Envisat image highlights the Tibetan Plateau in East Asia. With an average elevation exceeding 5000 metres and an area of 2,5 million square kilometres, it is the highest and largest plateau on Earth.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #33 on: 03/16/2007 04:27 PM »
This mosaic of Europe was produced using 143 images acquired by Envisat's onboard Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument, working in wide swath medium resolution (WSM) mode, between January and May 2006.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #34 on: 03/23/2007 10:29 AM »
This Envisat image highlights the contrasting landscapes of the Patagonia Plateau in Argentina (right) and southern Chile (left) with lush greenery, white glaciers, aquamarine lakes and brown arid steppes visible.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #35 on: 03/30/2007 04:36 PM »
This Envisat image shows the various types of terrain and vegetation cover of the Indus River Valley in the Sindh Province of Pakistan.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #36 on: 04/05/2007 05:19 PM »
This Envisat image features a snow-covered Iceland, a volcanic island famous for its volcanoes, glaciers, lakes, lava and hot springs.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #37 on: 04/13/2007 10:48 AM »
Vietnam's Mekong Delta, located on the Indo-China Peninsula, is highlighted in this Envisat image. The delta?s water source is the longest river in Southeast Asia, the seventh longest in Asia and the twelfth longest in the world ? the Mekong.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #38 on: 04/20/2007 10:05 AM »
Montreux, the Swiss Riviera town located on the eastern shore of the crescent-shaped Lake Geneva, is highlighted in this satellite image.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #39 on: 04/27/2007 11:27 AM »
The Sakhalin Island, a large elongated island located in the North Pacific, is featured in this Envisat image.

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