This Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) multitemporal colour composite image centred over the island of Cyprus located in the extreme eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Visible landmarks are Nicosia, one of the world's oldest cities, shown as a large bright area in the center of the island.
To the north are the mountains of the Kyrenia Range. The range parallels the coastline, extending into the Karpas Peninsula (upper right). Southwest of Nicosia are the Troödos Mountains.
The image is made of three ASAR images acquired on different dates and assigning a colour ( RGB ) to each date ( Red: 26 June 2003, Green: 09 October 2003, Blue: 18 December 2003).
Instrument: Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
Date of Acquisition: 26 June 2003,09 October 2003, 18 December 2003
Instrument features: Image Mode Precision (30 meter resolution)
ASAR Mode: Image Swath 2
Orbit Direction : Ascending
Orbit number: 06910,08413,09415
ASAR Polarization: VV
NW Lat/Long: N 34.37/ E 34.23
NE Lat/Long: N 34.25/ E 33.15
SE Lat/Long: N 35.16/ E 33.01
SW Lat/Long: N 35.28/ E 34.10