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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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