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Sun Glint Highlighting Casamance, Farim and Geba Rivers, West Africa – April 5th, 2012

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April 5th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Guinea Bissau - April 2nd, 2012

Sun glint highlights rivers entering the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of West Africa, from Senegal to Guinea Bissau. Visible crossing the upper portion of the image is the Casamance River, in the southern portion of Senegal between The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. It flows westward along a path about 200 miles (320 km) in length.

Visible towards the middle of the image is the Farim River, in Guinea Bissau, also known as the Cacheu along its lower length. Its total length is about 257 km. It runs west and broadens into an estuary, which appears silvery here due to the sun glint.

Visible at the bottom of the image is the wide estuary of the Geba River, with a total width of about 10 miles (16 km). The Geba rises in Guinea, passes through Senegal, and reaches the Atlantic Ocean in Guinea-Bissau. It is about 340 miles (550 km) in total length.

Estuaries of the Gambia and Geba Rivers, West Africa – February 16th, 2012

13.4N 16.5W

February 16th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Gambia - February 9th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows rivers flowing into the Atlantic Ocean along the west coast of Africa. The river with the very wide mouth near the center right is the Gambia River.  It runs 1,130 kilometres (700 mi) from the Fouta Djallon plateau in north Guinea westward through Senegal and The Gambia to the Atlantic Ocean at the city of Banjul (visible as a white area on the coastline). About 100 km from its mouth it gradually widens to over 10 km wide where it meets the sea.

Another wide estuary can be observed near the center of the bottom edge: the mouth of the Geba River. It rises in Guinea, passes through Senegal, and reaches the Atlantic Ocean in Guinea-Bissau, for a course of about 340 miles (550 km) in total length. After passing by Geba town and Bambadinca, the river broadens into a wide estuary below Xime (where it is joined by the Corubal River), with a total width of about 10 miles (16 km) at Bissau.

Saloum, Gambia and Geba Rivers Empyting into Atlantic Ocean Off Coast of West Africa

13.0N 16.4W

January 25th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Guinea Bissau - January 6th, 2012

Several rivers can be observed flowing into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa. Visible in the upper left corner is the Saloum River. It rises about 105 kilometers east of Kaolack, Senegal, and flows to the Saloum Delta. Mangrove forests occupy a 5-kilometer belt on either side of the river almost 70 kilometers upstream.

South of the mouth of the Saloum is the mouth of the Gambia River.  It runs 1,130 kilometres (700 mi) from the Fouta Djallon plateau in north Guinea westward through Senegal and The Gambia to the Atlantic Ocean at the city of Banjul. About 100 km from its mouth it gradually widens to over 10 km wide where it meets the sea.

Further down the coast is the Geba River, easily spotted due to the heavy load of sediments it releases into the Atlantic. It rises in Guinea, passes through Senegal, and reaches the Atlantic Ocean in Guinea-Bissau. It is about 340 miles (550 km) in total length. After passing by Geba town and Bambadinca, the river broadens into a wide estuary below Xime (where it is joined by the Corubal River), with a total width of about 10 miles (16 km) at Bissau.

Rivermouths in the Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau – January 5th, 2012

12.1N 16.3W

January 5th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau - December 24th, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows several rivers flowing across West Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. Visible meandering roughly parallel to the top edge is the Gambia River. It runs 1,130 kilometres (700 mi) from Guinea westward through Senegal and the Gambia. It is over 10km wide at its mouth.

South of the Gambia River is the Casamance River. It flows westward along a path about 200 miles (320 km) in length, in the southern portion of Senegal between The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. Continuing southeast along the coast, one comes to the mouths of the Cacheu, Manchoa and Geba Rivers.

Geba and Gambia Rivers in West Africa

13.4N 16.5W

December 28th, 2011 Category: Rivers

The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau - December 23rd, 2011

Sediments from the Geba River give a tan color to the waters off the coast of Guinea-Bissau, in West Africa (lower right quadrant). The river has a total length of about 340 miles (550 km). Before reaching the Atlantic, the river broadens into a wide estuary below Xime (where it is joined by the Corubal River), with a total width of about 10 miles (16 km) at Bissau.

Further north up the coast is the Gambia River, also a major river in West Africa. It runs 1,130 kilometres (700 mi) from the Fouta Djallon plateau in north Guinea westward through Senegal and The Gambia to the Atlantic Ocean at the city of Banjul. About 100 km from its mouth it gradually widens, to over 10 km wide where it meets the sea.