Last Habitat of Wild Living Orang-Utans: Rainforest, Indonesia

Instrument: E-SAR (L-Band)

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Last Habitat of Wild Living Orang-Utans: Rainforest, Indonesia
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The Mawas rainforest reservation in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, is a 377.000 hectare area of well-preserved rainforest with high biodiversity. This lowland peat rainforest not only serves as CO2 reservoir but also as an active CO2 sink which makes it even more precious for the world climate. It is also one of the worldwide last great habitats of wild living Orang-Utans. A population of approx. 3000 animals lives here.

Location: Mawas, Kalimantan, Indonesia
Time: 30 November 2004, 3:49-3:53 (UTC)
Instrument: E-SAR
Platform: Aircraft (Dornier Do228-212)
Wavelength: 23cm (L-Band)
Polarisation: HH-HV-VV (red-green-blue)
Image Content: Radar reflectivity in three polarisations
Image Geometry: Slant range projected to ground (ground range)
Image Size: 4438 x 2156 (cutout from original image)
Pixel Size: 1.44m x 1.49m (flight direction x slant range)
Resolution: 4.00m x 2.20m, looks: 4 x 1
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