Sediments in Irish Sea and English Channel – April 3rd, 201152.7N 5.6W
Sediments color the waters of the Irish Sea (left, between Ireland and Great Britain), the English Channel (center right, between England and France) and the North Sea (upper right, beyond the Channel).
The sediments trailing out into the North Sea come from the River Thames, and are quite concentrated in the river’s estuary. On the opposite coast, to the west, darker tan sediments from the River Severn flow into the Bristol Channel.
Sediments near the coast of France come from rivers such as the Couesnon (left of the large peninsula) and the Seine (right of the peninsula).