This radar image shows an area of 100 Km swath width centred over the islands of Gozo, Comino and Malta located in the Mediterranean sea. On the main island (Malta) the city of Valletta (large bright area) and the airport (the black L-shape figure south of Valletta) can be well distinguished. The different black patterns surrounding the island are due to the various sea currents.
Instruments: Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
Date of Acquisition: 28 April 2003
Orbit number: 0659
Orbit direction: Descending
Instrument features: Image Mode Precision (30 meter resolution)
ASAR Mode: Image Swath 2
ASAR Polarisation: VV