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A Mongolian Lake

A Mongolian Lake

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Saturday, November 30, 2019/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, photography, space science, sustainability, art and design, environment, adventure

                              Uvs-Nuur lake, Mongolia (credit: Copernicus Sentinel-2/ESA satellite)

Uvs-Nuur is a highly saline lake in one of the largest intact watersheds in Central Asia. It is Mongolia's largest lake and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The European Space Agency's SENTINEL-2, an environmental monitoring satellite, supported by the European Union's Copernicus Program, was designed specifically to deliver data and Earth imagery. Sentinel is equipped with multiple sensors to survey the Earth in the visible, near infrared (N-IR), and short-wave infrared (SW-IR) light wavelengths. The satellite can see differences in vegetation, such as invisible seasonal changes, and minimizes atmospheric distortion in photographic images.

Besides the scientific information gathered, the Mongolian lake would look handsome installed on any art gallery wall.



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