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Thick Clouds Over Po Valley, Between Alps and Apennines, Italy – February 1st, 2011

44.9N 10.7E

February 1st, 2011 Category: Clouds, Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Italy - January 16th, 2011

While the white snow on the Alps serves to highlight their ridges and differentiate them from the valleys below, the Italian terrain to the south is completely obscured by thick, white clouds.

This cloud cover rests between the Alps and the Apennines, sits over the Po Valley, and spreads out over Venice and the Adriatic. Lake Garda, however, is visible at the base of the Alps and just at the beginning of the thick fog layer.

Snow Atop the Alps and Apennines, Italy

45.5N 10.0E

January 24th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Italy - January 24th, 2011

Snow rests on the peaks of the Alps, bordering northern Italy, Switzerland and France. The valley of the River Po, below the towering mountains, is snow free.

Snow can also be seen atop the Apennine Mountains, creating an almost rectangular white shape that crosses the image diagonally from the center to the right edge. The white powder coats the crests of the mountains on the island of Corsica (bottom center, belonging to France), as well.

Also visible at the foot of the Alps is Lake Garda, in Italy near the top center. To the west, on the other side of the mountains, is Lake Geneva, in Switzerland. Both lakes appear dark blue in color.

Apennine Mountains and Lakes of Italian Peninsula – October 14th, 2010

43.1N 12.0E

October 14th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Italy - August 27th, 2010

This thumbnail image focuses on central Italy, from the Adriatic (above) to the Tyrrhenian (below) Seas. The ridges of the Apennine Mountains can be seen running down the middle of the peninsula, dark green in color.

In the full image, most of the Italian Peninsula, as well as the nearby islands of Corsica (France), and Sardinia and Sicily (Italy), can be seen.

In the thumbnail, several lakes can be observed, northwest of Rome, which appears as a grey area by the Tyrhennian shores of the peninsula. The lakes are Lake Bracciano (closest to Rome), Lake Bolsena (northwest of the former) and Lake Trasimeno (green, further inland).

Vegetation Index of Italy: High Near Apennines, Low in Apulia

41.4N 14.2E

September 7th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Italy - August 24th, 2010

This FAPAR image focuses on the country of Italy, showing its vegetation index. The areas with the highest index, brownish red in color, are located in the north of the country, along the lower flanks of the Apennine Range.

Much of the rest of the country is green, indicating good values of photosynthetic activity. The areas of Italy with the lowest index of vegetation, whitish yellow, are present in the south of the country, in the Apulia region (known as Puglia in Italian).

Bologna at the Foot of the Apennine Mountains, Italy – January 4th, 2010

44.4N 11.3E

January 4th, 2010 Category: Image of the day

Italy - November 30th, 2009

Italy - November 30th, 2009

Bologna is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna, in the Po Valley (Pianura Padana in Italian) of Northern Italy. The city lies between the Po River and the Apennine Mountains, more specifically, between the Reno River and the Savena River.

This orthorectified image shows the contrast between the flat Po Valley and the crests of the Apennines. With regards to weather and temperature, Bologna experiences a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) characteristic of Northern Italy’s inland plains, with very hot summers and cold and humid winters.