River Nile as seen Metop-B

River Nile as seen by Metop-B

04 September 2014 07:13 UTC

River Nile as seen Metop-B
River Nile as seen Metop-B

The River Nile can be nicely seen in the AVHRR Natural Colour RGB images of the Metop satellite.

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04 September 2014

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by Mária Putsay, Zsófia Kocsis and Ildikó Szenyán (Hungarian Meteorological Service )

In the Natural Colour RGB image the open water is black, the vegetated area is green, and the sandy desert is pink, while the rocky mountains are brown/grey.

An interesting feature can be seen along the river and in the delta: it is green as it is covered with dense vegetation. The area along the river is irrigated .

In the zoomed-in image a black line in the green band can be seen; this is the open water of the river.

Metop-B, 04 September 2014 07:13 UTC
Metop-B, 04 September 2014 07:13 UTC
AVHRR Natural Colour RGB
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Metop-B, 04 September 2014 07:13 UTC
Metop-B, 04 September 2014 07:13 UTC
AVHRR Natural Colour RGB (zoomed)
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