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Sediments in English Channel and Gironde Estuary – March 31st, 2012

48.1N 3.3W

March 31st, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

United Kingdom and France - March 28th, 2012

Sediments can be observed in the English Channel, separating the United Kingdom (above) from France (below, right), and along the western coast of France, particularly in the Gironde Estuary. The Gironde is formed from the meeting of the rivers Dordogne and Garonne just below the centre of Bordeaux. Covering around 635 km2 (245 sq mi), it is the largest estuary in western Europe.

Sediments in Gironde Estuary on West Coast of France – October 17th, 2011

44.8N 0.5W

October 17th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

France - October 14th, 2011

Sediments give the Gironde, on the western coast of France, an opaque tan color. Then they give a greenish tinge to the coastline as the diffuse into the waters of the Bay of Biscay. The Gironde is subject to very strong tidal currents and great care is needed when navigating by any size or type of boat.

The Gironde is a navigable estuary (often falsely referred to as a river), in southwest France and is formed from the meeting of the rivers Dordogne and Garonne just below the centre of Bordeaux. Covering around 635 km2 (245 sq mi), approximately 65 km (40 mi) long and 3–11 km (2–7 miles) wide, it is the largest estuary in western Europe.

Garonne and Dordogne Rivers Entering Gironde Estuary, France – June 2nd, 2011

44.8N 0.5W

June 2nd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

France - May 18th, 2011

The Gironde Estuary is an estuary in South-West of France located in two regions: Aquitaine and Poitou Charentes. It is the common estuary of Garonne and Dordogne Rivers. Here, the estuary is tan from sediments, and the two rivers are easily identified by their tan color as well.

The largest estuary in Western Europe, it is 75 km long and up to 12 km wide with an area of 635 km². This macrotidal estuary has a tide amplitude varying from 2 m to 5 m. This amplitude actually increases from river mouth to upstream areas because of decreasing width and depth.

Sediments from Dordogne and Garonne Rivers in Gironde Estuary, France – April 23rd, 2011

44.8N 0.5W

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

France – April 15th, 2011

Sediments from the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers turn the waters of the Gironde Estuary, on the west coast of France, a tan color.

The Gironde is a navigable estuary (often falsely referred to as a river), in southwest France and is formed from the meeting of the two aforementioned rivers just below the centre of Bordeaux (visible as a grey area near the bottom edge).

Sediments Carried Northwest from Gironde Estuary, France – December 13th, 2010

45.3N 0.7W

December 13th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

France - December 10th, 2010

The deep, sediment-filled indentation on the west coast of France is the Gironde Estuary.Visible at the base of the estuary in the full image is the city of Bordeaux.

Sediments from the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers pour into the Gironde Estuary and then out into the Atlantic Ocean. Here, the current appears to carry the sediments towards the northwest.

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