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Italy and Croatia’s Northern Adriatic Sea Coastlines – April 1st, 2011

45.0N 14.0E

April 1st, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Italy and Croatia - March 23rd, 2011

Green sediments spill forth from the mouth of the River Po, a delta projecting into the Adriatic Sea near Venice, and line Italy’s eastern shoreline. The River Po has a drainage area of 74,000 kmĀ², most of which is in Italy.

The Croatian shoreline, on the other side of the Adriatic Sea, is mostly sediment free and flanked by many islands. The sediments on the Italian side do not pass the peninsula of Istria on the Croatian side.

 

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