This Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) shows the Lake District National Park in north western England. The Lake District consist of numerous peaks, Scafell Pike, to the west of the region, at 978m is the highest point in England. Other famous peaks include Skiddaw to the north and Helvellyn to the east.
The Lakes intermingled between the peaks give the park its name. The larger lakes such as Windermere to the south of the region, Coniston to Windermere's west, Thirlmere to the north of the region and Ullswater to the east can all clearly be seen.
The brighter area to the east of Windermere towards the south east corner of the image is the town of Kendall, and to the north east is the town of Carlisle.
Instrument: Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
Date of Acquisition: 8 th July 2003
ASAR Features: Image Mode Precision (30 meter resolution)
ASAR Mode: Image Swath 2 (104.8 km wide)
Orbit Direction: Ascending
Orbit Number: 07083
ASAR Polarisation: VV
NE Lat/Long: N 55.15 / 2.71 W
NW Lat/Long: N 54.93 / 4.32 W
SW Lat/Long: N 53.99 / 3.91 W
SE Lat/Long: N 54.22 / 2.34 W