CNES, 1993 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CNES, 1993 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Marseilles. Infrared satellite image of Marseilles (at lower right), the second-largest city in France. North is at top. In the infrared range green vegetation is red, forests are brown, water is black and urban areas are light blue. Marseilles lies on the Mediterranean coast. It has a major sea port and is an important industrial and commercial centre. The city's airport (at lower left) lies on the shore of the Etang de Berre, a brackish lake. Image taken by the French SPOT-2 satellite in July.
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