Infrared satellite image of Karachi, Pakistan

Infrared satellite image of Karachi, Pakistan

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Credit: CNES, 1987 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Karachi. Infrared satellite image of Karachi (at lower centre), Pakistan, and the surrounding area. North is at top. In the infrared range buildings appear grey, bare ground is yellow/grey, green vegetation is red and water is black. Part of the Indus Delta is visible at bottom right; the Hab River runs south at left. Karachi's airport is to the east of the city. Karachi is Pakistan's largest city and its most important industrial, commercial, financial and transportation centre. Image taken by the French SPOT-1 satellite in February (during Pakistan's dry season).

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Keywords: cities, city, delta, from space, hab river, indus, indus delta, karachi, pakistan, spot satellite, spot-1, urbanisation, urbanization

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