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- Title Aral Sea
- Released 06/03/2009 1:52 pm
- Copyright ESA, 2009
This Envisat image features an ice-covered Aral Sea, located on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. Once the world’s fourth-largest lake, the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking over the past 50 years. Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument
acquired this image on 6 March 2008.