Earth from Space: Sindh, Pakistan

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08/04/2022
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The Copernicus Sentinel -2 mission will take us over a part of Sindh – Pakistan’s third largest province.

Click on the image below to find it at its full 10 m resolution.

Sindh is located about 580 km from north to south in southern Pakistan, covering an area of ​​about 141 000 sq km. It is bordered by the Tara desert to the east, the Kiretar mountains to the west and the Arabian Sea to the south. In the center of the region is a fertile plain around the Indus river.

Earth’s farmland these weeks from Space Images, creating a colorful patch of geometric shapes. Agriculture is the mainstay of Sindh’s economy with cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane and maile being the main crops produced in the country. Animal husbandry was also important, with cattle, buffalo, sheep and goats being the main animals kept.

The color photography was created by combining three separate images from the near-infrared stream from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

The first photo, taken on 15 October 2021, was given to Red River; The second is from 24 November 2021, covering the green, and the third from 13 January 2022 covers the blue part of the spectrum. All the other colors seen in the picture are a different combination of red, green, and blue, depending on how the plants grow in four months.

The town of Badin is shown on the right side of the photograph and is often referred to as ‘Sugar State’ because of its sugar cane production. Small ponds, working bodies of water and some gardens can be seen in the photo blue and black.

Thanks to their unique aerial view, looking at the world on a map and looking at plants is very important. The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission is specifically designed to provide images that can be used to distinguish between plant species and data on multiple plant numbers, such as a leaf index, the chlorophyll layer of the leaf and the leaf juice – all of which are necessary. pay close attention to the growth of the plant.

The image is shown on Earth from the Space video program.

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