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Sediments in English Channel and Gironde Estuary – March 31st, 2012

48.1N 3.3W

March 31st, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

United Kingdom and France - March 28th, 2012

Sediments can be observed in the English Channel, separating the United Kingdom (above) from France (below, right), and along the western coast of France, particularly in the Gironde Estuary. The Gironde is formed from the meeting of the rivers Dordogne and Garonne just below the centre of Bordeaux. Covering around 635 km2 (245 sq mi), it is the largest estuary in western Europe.

Bordeaux by Gironde Estuary, France

44.8N 0.5W

January 1st, 2012 Category: Rivers, Sediments

France - December 26th, 2011

Here, sediments from the Gironde Estuary create paisley patterns in the waters of the Bay of Biscay, off the west coast of France. The Gironde is a navigable estuary, formed from the meeting of the rivers Dordogne and Garonne just below the centre of Bordeaux (visible at the bottom edge).

The Gironde is approximately 65 km (40 mi) long and 3–11 km (2–7 miles) wide. Covering around 635 km2 (245 sq mi), it is the largest estuary in western Europe. The Gironde is subject to very strong tidal currents and great care is needed when navigating.

Bordeaux is located close to the European Atlantic coast, in the southwest of France and in the north of the Aquitaine region. The city is built on a bend of the river Garonne, and is divided into two parts: the right bank to the east and left bank in the west. The left bank of the Garonne is a low-lying, often marshy plain.

City of Bordeaux on the Banks of the Garonne, France

45.3N 0.8W

October 18th, 2011 Category: Rivers

France- October 12th, 2011

The city of Bordeaux can be viewed at the bottom of this wide-swath ASAR image of France. It is a port city on the Garonne River in southwest part of the country, appearing here as a bright white area. It is the capital of the Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde department.

Bordeaux is located close to the European Atlantic coast, in the southwest of France and in the north of the Aquitaine region. It is around 500 km (310 mi) southwest of Paris. The city is built on a bend of the river Garonne, and is divided into two parts: the right bank to the east and left bank in the west. Historically, the left bank is more developed. In Bordeaux, the Garonne River is accessible to ocean liners. The left bank of the Garonne is a low-lying, often marshy plain.

Sediments in Gironde Estuary on West Coast of France – October 17th, 2011

44.8N 0.5W

October 17th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

France - October 14th, 2011

Sediments give the Gironde, on the western coast of France, an opaque tan color. Then they give a greenish tinge to the coastline as the diffuse into the waters of the Bay of Biscay. The Gironde is subject to very strong tidal currents and great care is needed when navigating by any size or type of boat.

The Gironde is a navigable estuary (often falsely referred to as a river), in southwest France and is formed from the meeting of the rivers Dordogne and Garonne just below the centre of Bordeaux. Covering around 635 km2 (245 sq mi), approximately 65 km (40 mi) long and 3–11 km (2–7 miles) wide, it is the largest estuary in western Europe.

Sediments from Dordogne and Garonne Rivers in Gironde Estuary, France – April 23rd, 2011

44.8N 0.5W

April 23rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

France – April 15th, 2011

Sediments from the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers turn the waters of the Gironde Estuary, on the west coast of France, a tan color.

The Gironde is a navigable estuary (often falsely referred to as a river), in southwest France and is formed from the meeting of the two aforementioned rivers just below the centre of Bordeaux (visible as a grey area near the bottom edge).

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