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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #40 on: 05/04/2007 09:36 AM »
The northern tip of Mexico?s Yucatan Peninsula, a northeastern projection of Central America, is visible in this Envisat image. Merida, the Yucatan state capital, is clearly seen as a large whitish area to the west some 35 km from the Gulf of Mexico.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #41 on: 05/11/2007 08:40 PM »
The diverse terrain of the country of Georgia is highlighted in this Envisat image. This Eurasian country, located on the east coast of the Black Sea, is bounded by Russia to the north, Turkey and Armenia to the south and Azerbaijan to the east.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #42 on: 05/11/2007 08:42 PM »
The most detailed portraits ever of the Earth's land surface have been created with ESA's Envisat environmental satellite. The portraits are the first products produced as part of the ESA-initiated GlobCover project and are available online.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #43 on: 05/12/2007 07:13 AM »
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The most detailed portraits ever of the Earth's land surface have been created with ESA's Envisat environmental satellite. The portraits are the first products produced as part of the ESA-initiated GlobCover project and are available online.

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why does much of the Philippines, Taiwan and S.Korea appear missing,
 is this urbanization or were these areas left un-mapped ?

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #44 on: 05/12/2007 07:25 AM »
That's a darn good question.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #45 on: 05/18/2007 09:12 PM »
The snow-capped Alps, the Apennines mountain chain and several prominent European lakes are shown in this Envisat image.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #46 on: 05/25/2007 05:12 PM »
The Korean Peninsula in East Asia is highlighted in this Envisat image. The 966-km long peninsula is located between the Sea of Japan (East Sea) to the east and the Yellow Sea to the west and is bounded by the Korea Strait to the south.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #47 on: 05/30/2007 06:44 PM »
Huge waves that struck Reunion Island and coastlines across Indonesia earlier this month all originated from the same storm that occurred south of Cape Town, South Africa, and were tracked across the entire Indian Ocean for some 10 000 kilometres over a nine-day period by ESA?s Envisat satellite.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #48 on: 06/01/2007 10:53 AM »
Southeastern Brazil, South America?s largest and most populous country, is highlighted in this 26 May 2007 Envisat image.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #49 on: 06/08/2007 12:40 PM »
This Proba image acquired on 7 April 2007 shows the sandy coastline between Normandy and Brittany and Mont St. Michel on the north coast of France in the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel in the English Channel.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #50 on: 06/13/2007 09:02 PM »
The United Nations chose to mark World Environment Day 2007 in Tromsoe, Norway, to stress the global environmental impact of melting ice and snow. Earth-observing satellites were recognised for their role in identifying and analysing long-term climatic trends and changes in polar regions.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #51 on: 06/15/2007 08:31 PM »
New Zealand's South Island is highlighted in this Envisat image. Located in the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is comprised of two major islands - North and South - and a number of smaller islands.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #52 on: 06/22/2007 01:51 PM »
This Envisat image shows the volcanic islands of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. Hawaii, admitted as the 50th of the United States in 1959, is the only state comprised totally of islands. Visible in the image from right to left are the eight major islands – the Big Island of Hawaii, Kahoolawe, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #53 on: 06/29/2007 11:04 AM »
This Envisat image shows the southern part of the Caspian Sea, the world’s largest inland body of water with a total surface area of 371 000 square kilometres.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #54 on: 07/07/2007 08:35 AM »
Grande Terre, the main island of the French territory of New Caledonia, is highlighted in this Envisat image. Grande Terre is a long, narrow island (390 km by 50 km) composed of a mountainous central spine with the eastern side characterised by steep slopes and the western side by lowland plains.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #55 on: 07/11/2007 04:26 PM »
Indonesia’s Mount Gamkonora volcano is spewing hot ash and smoke into the air, as seen in this image taken by the MERIS instrument aboard ESA’s satellite Envisat, causing more than 8000 people to be evacuated amid fears of an imminent eruption, according to officials.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #56 on: 07/13/2007 09:38 AM »
This Envisat image features the ice-connected Queen Elizabeth Islands, Baffin Island and the northwestern tip of Greenland - the world's largest island.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #57 on: 07/20/2007 01:27 PM »
This Proba image features Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Located some 280 km southwest of Sydney and 650 km northeast of Melbourne, Canberra was chosen as the nation’s capital location in 1908.

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RE: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #58 on: 07/27/2007 02:34 PM »
Floods and fires across Europe captured from space

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Highlighting the extreme weather conditions hitting Europe, space sensors aboard ESA’s Envisat satellite have detected the worst floodwaters to hit Britain for 60 years and deadly fires raging through southern Europe.
 
Heavy rains caused the River Thames to burst its banks on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes in Britain’s university city of Oxford. The flooding across England and Wales has left tens of thousands without electricity and water.

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Re: Earth from space: image of the week
« Reply #59 on: 07/27/2007 04:42 PM »
This Envisat image acquired on 30 June 2007 captures smoke blasting from the Kliuchevskoi Volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. Ash plumes are reported to have risen to an altitude greater than 10 km on this day, according to the Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team.

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