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Sediments in East Anglian Plume Off Coast of United Kingdom

51.5N 0.1W

March 12th, 2012 Category: Clouds, Sediments

UK - March 11th, 2012

Not to be confused with snowfall, the landscape of southern England and northern France appear white in color due to popcorn clouds hanging over the land. Such clouds are often related to vapor produced from vegetation growth and thus hang over land but not over sea.

Also of interest in this image are sediments, mainly from the River Thames, stretching out into the Southern North Sea. This phenomenon is known as the East Anglian plume, a region of relatively high concentrations of sediments that develops eastward from eastern England across the Southern Bight during the winter. During the summer the plume concentrations are lower. The plume constitutes a major feature transporting sediment across the North Sea.

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