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Sun Glint Highlighting Casamance, Farim and Geba Rivers, West Africa – April 5th, 2012

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April 5th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Guinea Bissau - April 2nd, 2012

Sun glint highlights rivers entering the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of West Africa, from Senegal to Guinea Bissau. Visible crossing the upper portion of the image is the Casamance River, in the southern portion of Senegal between The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. It flows westward along a path about 200 miles (320 km) in length.

Visible towards the middle of the image is the Farim River, in Guinea Bissau, also known as the Cacheu along its lower length. Its total length is about 257 km. It runs west and broadens into an estuary, which appears silvery here due to the sun glint.

Visible at the bottom of the image is the wide estuary of the Geba River, with a total width of about 10 miles (16 km). The Geba rises in Guinea, passes through Senegal, and reaches the Atlantic Ocean in Guinea-Bissau. It is about 340 miles (550 km) in total length.

Rivermouths in the Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau – January 5th, 2012

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January 5th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau - December 24th, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows several rivers flowing across West Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. Visible meandering roughly parallel to the top edge is the Gambia River. It runs 1,130 kilometres (700 mi) from Guinea westward through Senegal and the Gambia. It is over 10km wide at its mouth.

South of the Gambia River is the Casamance River. It flows westward along a path about 200 miles (320 km) in length, in the southern portion of Senegal between The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. Continuing southeast along the coast, one comes to the mouths of the Cacheu, Manchoa and Geba Rivers.

From the Senegal to the Geba: Rivers Along Coast of West Africa

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June 6th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Senegal and Guinea Bissau - June 2nd, 2009

Senegal and Guinea Bissau - June 2nd, 2009

Sediments flow into the Atlantic Ocean from rivermouths along the coast of West Africa. The rivers discharging the most sediments are the Cacheu and the Geba Rivers in Guinea-Bissau (bottom).

The waters of the Geba appear golden brown, in turn giving those around the Bissagos Islands a golden green tinge.

Moving northwards, the Casamance River becomes visible near the border between Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. Continuing north into the Gambia, surrounded by Senegal on three sides, the Gambia River can also be seen.

The sediments being discharged by these two rivers are greenish in color, as opposed to the golden ones of the Geba.

Finally, moving north of Dakar on the Cape Verde Peninsula, the Senegal River can be found on the border between Mauritania (above) and Senegal.

Rivers Along Coast of Western Africa – April 27th, 2009

April 27th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau - April 9th, 2009

Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau - April 9th, 2009

Many rivermouths can be observed along the coast of West Africa. Furthest north is the Senegal River, marking the border between Mauritania (above) and Senegal (below).

Moving down the coast, the terrain appears mostly arid until the Gambia River is reached.  The land surrounding both banks of the river belong to the Gambia, the smallest country in Continental Africa, while the land to the North, South and East is part of Senegal.

Continuing south along the coast, the Casamance River can be seen just north of the border between Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.

In Guinea-Bissau, two prominent rivers can be observed, the Cacheu River and the Geba River. The Geba is the most visible, as it has a wider mouth and its waters are tinged golden brown by sediments.

All of the rivers are spilling some quantity of sediments into the Atlantic Ocean. However, those in the wetter regions to the South are discharging a greater amount.

Coastline of Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau

November 28th, 2008 Category: Rivers

Coastline of Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau - November 26th, 2008

Coastline of Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau - November 26th, 2008

This full resolution image give us a fine view of the West African coast, from Dakar, Senegal (top left) to Cacine, Guinea-Bissau (bottom right), passing through The Gambia in the center. Moving southward, the terrain changes from arid desert to forest.

It also allows us to see many rivers flowing out into the Atlantic Ocean. The river located at the point where the terrain changes from tan to green is the Gambia River, 1,130 km (700 mi) long, reaching the Atlantic Ocean near the city of Banjul.

Further south, in Senegal, is the Casamance River, 320km (200mi) in length. Moving down into Guinea-Bissau, we have the Cacheu River (Farim River), 257 km long.

Continuing south through Guinea Bissau, the most visible river is the Geba, appearing tan due to sediments. As it flows past the capital city of Bissau and through the Bissagos Archipelago, we can see the sediments filter out into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Bissagos Archipelago, also known as the Bissagos Islands or the Arquipélago dos Bijagós, is a group of 18 major islands and dozens of smaller ones that constitute a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

South of the Geba River is the Corubal River, one of the Geba’s tributaries.

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