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River Elbe by Base of Jutland Peninsula, Denmark and Germany

55.3N 9.5E

April 29th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Denmark - April 15th, 2011

Denmark is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

In Germany, near the base of the peninsula, one can see the River Elbe, spilling brown sediments into the North Sea. Denmark borders both the Baltic and the North Sea.

Denmark consists of a large peninsula, Jutland (Jylland) and many islands. The largest islands include Funen (left) and Zealand (right), visible to the east of the peninsula.



The Mouth of the River Elbe, Germany – May 18th, 2009

53.8N 8.6E

May 18th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Mouth of River Elbe, Germany - May 12th, 2009

Mouth of River Elbe, Germany - May 12th, 2009

The Elbe is one of the major rivers of Central Europe, with a total length of 1,094 kilometres (680 mi). It originates in the Krkonose Mountains of northwestern Czech Republic before traversing much of Bohemia (Czech Republic), then Germany.

Shortly after crossing the Czech-German frontier, and passing through the sandstone defiles of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the stream assumes a north-westerly direction, which on the whole it preserves right to the North Sea.

The river rolls through Dresden and finally, beyond Meißen, enters on its long journey across the North German Plain passing along the former border of East Germany.

Along its course, it takes on the waters of the Mulde and Saale from the west, and those of the Schwarze Elster, Havel and Elde from the east.

It finally flows into the North Sea at Cuxhaven, close to Hamburg. Its mouth is visible here, discharging dark brown sediments  into the sea.

Hamburg and Jutland Peninsula, Germany and Denmark – February 13th, 2012

53.5N 9.9E

February 13th, 2012 Category: Image of the day

Denmark - February 10th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the Jutland Peninsula, a peninsula in Europe, divided between Denmark and Germany. The Danish portion has an area of 29,775 km2 (11,496 sq mi) and a population of 2,513,601 (2007). Population density is 84 per km² (218 per sq.mi.). Its terrain is relatively flat, with heaths, plains and peat bogs in the west and a more elevated and slightly hilly terrain in the east.

The northernmost part of Jutland is separated by the Limfjord from the mainland, but is still commonly considered as part of the peninsula. It only became an island following a flood in 1825. The Danish Wadden Sea Islands and the German North Frisian Islands stretch along the southwest coast of Jutland in the German Bight.

Visible at the center of the bottom edge is Hamburg, located on the southern point of the Jutland Peninsula, directly between Continental Europe to its south, Scandinavia to its north, the North Sea to its west, and the Baltic Sea to its east. It is the second-largest city in Germany and the seventh-largest city in the European Union. The city is home to over 1.8 million people, while the Hamburg Metropolitan Region has more than 4.3 million inhabitants. Situated on the river Elbe, the port of Hamburg is the third-largest port in Europe (after the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Antwerp) and it is among the twenty largest in the world.

Elbe River Flowing From Hamburg to German North Sea Coast – July 24th, 2011

53.5N 9.9E

July 24th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Germany - July 23rd, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the coast of Germany, from the Frisian Islands (left) to the base of the Jutland Peninsula (upper right), shared by Germany and Denmark.

The city of Hamburg can be seen on the southern point of the Jutland Peninsula, with the North Sea to its west. It is located on the River Elbe at the confluence with the Alster and Bille. Here, the Elbe can be seen flowing northwest from Hamburg to the North Sea.

Sediments from Thames, Scheldt and Elbe Rivers in North Sea – March 23rd, 2011

54.0N 4.4E

March 23rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

UK, Netherlands, Germany - March 19th, 2011

Sediments spill forth through the Thames Mouth, the estuary in which the River Thames, in the United Kingdom, meets the waters of the North Sea. The river drains a catchment area of 4,995 sq mi (12935.77 km2) or 5,924 sq mi (15,343 km2) if the River Medway is included as a tributary.

Here, the sediments change from tan to green in color as they diffuse into the North Sea, also creating interesting linear and paisley patterns in the waters. Golden sediments from the Scheldt River (in the Netherlands, below) and brown sediments from the River Elbe (in Germany, upper right) can also be seen adding to the mix.