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Smoke from Fires in Croatia Blows Over Adriatic – September 3rd, 2012

45.1N 15.5E

September 3rd, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Croatia – August 29th, 2012

Hundreds of firefighters are fighting fires in Croatia and Bosnia. Numerous blazes in the forests of the southern regions of the two neighboring countries have already sent over 1,500 hectares of land up in smoke, including pine forests, grazing areas, olive groves and vineyards. Here, smoke from the fires blows westward over the Adriatic Sea.

Dinaric Alps and Krka River in the Balkans

43.8N 16.5E

February 28th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina - February 18th, 2010

Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina - February 18th, 2010

The Krka River, which flows more or less diagonally across part of this orthorectified image, is found in Croatia’s Dalmatia region. It has a length of about 73 km, and is famous for its numerous waterfalls.

The river has its source near the border of Croatia with Bosnia and Herzegovina (identifiable near the beginning of the mountainous terrain), at the foot of Dinara Mountain. It flows past Knin in Inner Dalmatia towards the south and enters the lake Prokljansko Jezero near Skradin.

Dinara is one of the more prominent mountains located on the border of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is best known for the fact that its name is the base for the name of a large mountain chain called the Dinaric Alps or Dinarides. The Dinarides are known for being composed of karst — limestone rocks — as is the mountain that named them.

Dinara itself spans from the Derala mountain pass (965 m) in the northwest to the Privija pass (1230 m) which is 20 km to the southeast, where Kamešnica Mountain begins. Dinara Mountain is up to 10 km wide. The highest peaks are Troglav (“Threehead”, 1913 m) and Dinara (1831 m).

European Countries Near the Alps and the Adriatic Sea

45.2N 15.6E

November 3rd, 2009 Category: Lakes

Hungary, Croatia and Serbia - September 24th, 2009

Hungary, Croatia and Serbia - September 24th, 2009

Several countries in Europe can be observed here, north of the Adriatic Sea. The countries along the shores of the sea include Italy below, Croatia along most of the upper shores, and Montenegro to the right after the Croatian islands. Sediments swirl outwards from rivermouths along the coast of Italy, while the shoreline of Croatia and its islands is mostly clear.

Bordering Croatia, in dark green areas of abundant vegetation, are Bosnia and Herezgovina to the east and Slovenia to the west. Hungary also borders Croatia to the north, although the landscape here is greenish-brown in color. Lake Balaton also stands out amidst the Hungarian terrain, its waters a bright turquoise green.

To the west of Hungary lies Austria. The Alps, somewhat snow-covered in this image taken at the beginning of Autumn, are visible here in Austria and northern Italy.

Hungary in Europe’s Carpathian Basin – May 3rd, 2009

May 3rd, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Hungary - April 9th, 2009

Hungary - April 9th, 2009

This image focuses on Hungary, a landlocked country in the Carpathian Basin of Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. Part of Italy is also visible on the lower left, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina on the lower right.

Slightly more than one half of Hungary’s landscape consists of flat to rolling plains of the Pannonian Basin: the most important plain regions include the Little Hungarian Plain in the west, and the Great Hungarian Plain in the southeast. The highest elevation above sea level on the latter is only 183 metres.

Transdanubia is a primarily hilly region with a terrain varied by low mountains. These include the very eastern stretch of the Alps, Alpokalja, in the west of the country, the Transdanubian Medium Mountains, in the central region of Transdanubia, and the Mecsek Mountains and Villány Mountains in the south. The highest point of the area is the Írott-kő in the Alps, at 882 metres.

The highest mountains of the country are located in the Carpathians: these lie in the northern parts, in a wide band along the Slovakian border. The highest point is the Kékes at 1,014 m (3327 ft).

Hungary is divided in two by its main waterway, the Danube (Duna); other large rivers include the Tisza and Dráva, while Transdanubia contains Lake Balaton, a major body of water.

Meris Full Resolution Mosaics of Europe

March 4th, 2009 Category: Earth Observation, Mosaics

Two weeks ago, we published a Meris FR Mosaic of Italy. The large number of interested users has led us to publish the entire Mosaic of Central/Eastern Europe. Starting today and over the next few weeks we will update the Mosaic section and the present post as soon as a new country is inserted.

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