From Space, a Vivid Glimpse Into Panama Canal’s Role and Challenges

Earth From Space Panama Canal

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This Copernicus Sentinel -1 satellite image has actually strongly recorded ships transiting the 80 km-long Panama Canal, a substantial engineering accomplishment linking the Atlantic and PacificOceans The satellite’s radar instruments provide an undisturbed view of the Earth’s surface area, which showcases the marine traffic of the canal and the activity in LakeGatun Credit: Contains customized Copernicus Sentinel information (2020-22), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

The Panama Canal, recorded by the Copernicus Sentinel -1 satellite, showcases its maritime significance. However, extreme dry spell conditions in Panama threaten its operations, resulting in a decrease in everyday ship traffic, with broader financial ramifications.