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The River Po Between the Alps and the Apennines – October 6th, 2009

October 6th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Italy - September 1st, 2009

Italy - September 1st, 2009

The River Po meanders its way eastward across northern Italy, spilling greenish sediments through its delta into the Adriatic Sea. These sediments flank the coastline from Venice, north of the delta, to Ancona (in the bottom right corner of the full image). Also visible in the full image is the city of Trieste, near the border with Croatia, in the upper right.

To the north, the blue waters of Lake Garda are visible above the River Po at the foot of the Alps. Little snow can be seen on the mountains due to the warm summer temperatures. To the south, below the Po, the Apennines are also visible

Snowfall on the Alps, Italy – January 6th, 2013

45.5N 10.6E

January 6th, 2013 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Italy – December 28th, 2012

Snow rests on the crests of the Alps, in northern Italy, while the peaks of the Apennines, running down the center of the country, are mostly snow-free. Lake Garda can be seen at the foot of the Alps, the southern part of its basin reaching towards the Po Valley, which flanks the River Po and is nestled between the Alps and the northern segment of the Apennines.

Italy, from the Alps to Mount Etna – March 30th, 2012

42.7N 12.5E

March 30th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Volcanoes

Italy - March 29th, 2012

Snow rests atop the peaks of the Alps, arching across northern Italy and its border with Switzerland, Germany and Austria. South of the mountains lies the valley of the River Po, home to important cities such as Milan (visible as a grey area in the full image), west of Lake Garda. Although the Apennines, the mountain chain that forms the backbone of the peninsula, are snow-free, some snow can be seen at the summit of Mount Etna, in Sicily.

Fog Over Northwestern Italy

45.0N 7.6E

October 26th, 2011 Category: Clouds, Lakes

Italy - October 23rd, 2011

A thick fog covers northwestern Italy, spreading from the arch of the Alps over the valley of the River Po, and obscuring cities such as Turin.

Fog can also be seen over France (left) and Switzerland (upper right) on the other side of the Alps. Visible at the foot of the Alps on the Italian side at the center right is Lake Garda.

Clouds Over the Caspian Sea

44.9N 49.0E

April 11th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Caspian Sea - March 30th, 2011

A layer of white clouds hangs over the central-northern part of the Caspian Sea, seemingly confined by the sea’s shorelines.

The clouds do not obscure the northernmost part of the sea, however, where green sediments and algae from the Volga River pour in, coloring the waters bright green and teal.