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Smoke from Croatian Fires Spreads Towards Carpathian Mountains and Southern Italy

40.3N 18.6E

September 14th, 2012 Category: Fires

Croatia, Greece and Romania – August 31st, 2012

Smoke from fires in Croatia spreads northward and eastward over neighboring countries, reaching the curved ridge of the Carpathian Mountains (upper right quadrant). A plume of smoke also stretches over the Adriatic, blowing between the Albanian coast and the southern tip of Apulia, Italy.

Vegetation Index of Parts of Italy, Albania and Greece

40.4N 18.9E

February 13th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Italy, Albania, Greece - January 4th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of southern Italy (including Sicily, partially visible at the bottom of the left edge), as well as southwestern Albania and western Greece. More of the landscape of these countries can be observed in the full image.

The index of photosynthetic activity is generally good Italy, as per the generally green color. Some patches of high activity (rusty red) can be observed in Sicily and on the Gargano Peninsula (upper left corner). Areas of low activity (yellow) are present mostly in Albania and at higher elevations in Greece. 

Italian Peninsula and Eastern Europe

43.7N 14.8E

August 14th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Europe - August 1st, 2011

This image shows most of the Italian peninsula and Sicily, as well as parts of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and Greece.

Italy is the country with less cloud cover, allowing the Apennine Mountains to be seen running down the spine of the peninsula. Also cloud free is the coast of Croatia, where several islands can be seen near the shoreline. Most of the rest of the image is dotted by clouds, with the exception of a large valley in Romania at the upper right.

Vegetation Index of Italy and Southeastern Europe

44.2N 16.6E

August 3rd, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Europe - August 1st, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of part of Europe, including Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and Greece.

The index is highest (rusty red) along the forest slopes of mountain ranges, such as the Apennines running down the spine of the Italian Peninsula. It is generally good (green) throughout the image, particularly in valleys and coastal areas, although some areas of low activity (yellow) can be observed in hot southern Italy, Sicily and Greece.

Sediments in the Adriatic Sea Along the Coast of Albania – February 5th, 2011

40.6N 19.3E

February 5th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Albania - January 16th, 2011

Thick tan sediments line the Adriatic coast of Albania. Many may be released by the Vjosë (or Aoös) River. Its total length is about 272 kilometres (169 mi), of which the first 80 kilometres (50 mi) are in Greece, and the remaining 192 kilometres (119 mi) are in Albania.

Further inland, two large lakes can be seen by the border of Albania, Macedonia and Greece. The larger, oval-shaped one is Lake Ohrid, straddling the mountainous border between the southwestern Republic of Macedonia and eastern Albania.The other is one of the Prespa Lakes, shared by Greece, Albania, and the Republic of Macedonia.

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