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Southern Italy, from Gargano Promontory to Calabria – April 22nd, 2012

42.8N 17.8E

April 22nd, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Italy - January 4th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image focuses on southern Italy. Mountains can be observed along the western coast, particularly in Calabria, while the eastern coast appears significantly flatter, with the exception of the terrain of the Gargano Promontory (near the left edge in the upper left quadrant). Many cities and towns appear as white circular areas parallel to the east coast. Visible in the upper part of the full image is the more mountains coastal terrain of the Balkans.

Smoke From Wildfires in Calabria, Italy

38.1N 15.6E

August 22nd, 2011 Category: Fires

Italy - August 11th, 2011

Smoke from fires in the region of Calabria, Italy, blows westward over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Calabria is at the very south of the Italian peninsula, to which it is connected by the Monte Pollino massif, while on the east, south and west it is surrounded by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas.

The region is a long and narrow peninsula which stretches from north to south for 248 km (154 mi), with a maximum width of 110 km (68 mi). Some 42% of Calabria’s area, corresponding to 15,080 km2, is mountainous, 49% is hilly, while plains occupy only 9% of the region’s territory.

Ash Plume from Mount Etna – December 7th, 2010

37.7N 14.9E

December 7th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Sediments, Volcanoes

Mount Etna, Italy - December 7th, 2010

Mount Etna, capped with snow, can be seen on the eastern end of Sicily, Italy. At the time this image was taken, winds were blowing a small ash plume due east.

The northern and southern coasts of Sicily are flanked by tan and green sediments. Part of the tip of the Calabria region and the Strait of Messina are also visible.

Mountains of Sicily and Calabria, Italy

37.8N 14.8E

August 7th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Italy - July 30th, 2010

This image shows the southern part of the Italian peninsula and the Italian island of Sicily, in the Mediterranean Sea. The island is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Messina, which  measures 3.1 km (1.9 miles) in breadth at its narrowest point.

The Italian province at the very south of the peninsula is called Calabria. It is connected to the peninsula by the Monte Pollino massif, while on the east, south and west it is surrounded by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas.

Sicily is also characterized by a densely mountainous landscape. The main mountain ranges are Madonie and Nebrodi in the north and Peloritani in the north-east.

Mountains of the Sila, Dividing Italy’s Basilicata and Calabria Regions – January 20th, 2010

39.8N 16.2E

January 20th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Italy - November 18th, 2009

Italy - November 18th, 2009

The land of Italy’s Basilicata region is rich in water, with five important rivers and many lakes, two of which are visible here: Monte Cotugno Lake (larger, right) and the Lake of Pietra del Pertusillo (smaller, left), both artificial. Built for irrigation purposes, these large basins have now become a paradise for wildlife.

The border between the Basilicata (above) and Calabria (below) regions runs through the mountains visible south of Monte Cotugno Lake in this orthorectified image. These mountains are part of the Sila, a mountainous plateau that occupies part of the provinces of Crotone, Cosenza and Catanzaro in Calabria.