Infrared SPOT satellite image of Rio de Janeiro

Infrared SPOT satellite image of Rio de Janeiro

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Credit: CNES, 1990 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Rio de Janeiro. Infrared SPOT satellite image of Rio de Janeiro (Rio) in Brazil. North is at top. In the infrared range green vegetation appears red, buildings are light blue and water is blue/black. From upper centre to far left is Rio. At centre is the mountainous Tijuca Forest. Rio's statue of Christ (not seen here) is on Corcovado Mountain in the eastern Tijuca. Sugarloaf Mountain is on the peninsula east of the Tijuca. At upper right is Guanabara Bay and lower frame is the Atlantic Ocean. A bridge crosses Guanabara Bay (at centre right) from Rio to the town of Neve. Image taken by the French SPOT satellite in March.

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Keywords: brazil, cities, city, from space, guanabara bay, neve, rio de janeiro, spot, spot imagery, sugarloaf mountain, tijuca forest, urbanisation, urbanization

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