This Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) multitemporal colour composite image shows an area of 100 Km swath width centred over the western part of the state of Brandenburg, located in eastern Germany. Visible landmarks are the city-state of Berlin, the national capital of Germany (large bright area centre right) with the Tegel (northwest of the city) and the Berlin Tempelhof (southeast) Airports, the Havel and Templiner Lakes (southwest of the city). The dark gray patches sparse through out the image are forests of pine and fir trees.
Technical Information: The image is made of two ASAR images acquired on different dates and a "Principal Component 1" image extracted from the two acquired images, and assigning a colour (RGB) to each image (Red: 5 December 2002, Green: Principal Component 1, Blue: 22 April 2003).
Instrument: Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
Date of Acquisition: 5 December 2002, 22 April 2003
Instrument features: Image Mode Precision (30 meter resolution)
ASAR Mode: Image Swath 2
Orbit Direction : Descending
Orbit number: 03998, 6002
ASAR Polarization: VV
NW Lat/Long: N 53.00 / E 12.12
NE Lat/Long: N 52.47 / E 13.44
SE Lat/Long: N 51.56 / E 13.24
SW Lat/Long: N 52.09 / E 11.54