This radar image shows an area of 100 Km swath width 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 different black patterns south of the island are due to the various sea currents.
Instruments: Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
Date of Acquisition: 12 October 2002
Orbit number: 03224
Orbit direction: Descending
Instrument features: Image Mode Precision (30 meter resolution)
ASAR Mode: Image Swath 2
ASAR Polarisation: VV
NE Lat/Long: N 35.18/ E 34.05
NW Lat/Long: N 35.30/ E 32.56
SW Lat/Long: N 34.27/ E 33.51
SE Lat/Long: N 34.38/ E 32.43