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Wide-swath View of the United Kingdom – September 25th, 2009

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September 25th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

United Kingdom - August 28th, 2009

United Kingdom - August 28th, 2009

London

London

Scottish coast

Scottish coast

Wales

Wales

The main image here is an orthorectified wide-swath ASAR (radar) image of three of the four countries in the United Kingdom: England, Scotland and Wales. It is possible to observe this large area due to the fact that the swath is five times wider than a normal IMM image.

The close-ups, on the other hand, concentrate on smaller sections of the countries. The first close-up shows the mountainous coastline and lochs of northern Scotland.

The second shows the capital city of London, England on the Thames River. Some ships can be seen in the Thames Estuary.

Finally, the third close-up depicts the River Severn flowing into the Bristol Channel near the city of Cardiff, Wales.

Cloudless View of the United Kingdom and Ireland – December 4th, 2008

December 4th, 2008 Category: Image of the day

The United Kingdom - December 3rd, 2008

The United Kingdom - December 3rd, 2008

Close-up of Northern England and the Isle of Man

Close-up of England-Scotland border and the Isle of Man

Most of the United Kingdom and Ireland can be seen clearly in this virtually cloud-free image, in which only the area around London and the River Thames is covered.

The terrain changes from plains and slight hills in the South to the Grampian Mountains in the Scottish Highlands in the North.

The first close-up highlights the mountainous region around the England-Scotland border. Sediments flow from the River Waver and the River Wampool into Moricambe Bay, an inlet of the Solway Firth in Cumbria, created by the confluence of the two rivers. Offshore, the Isle of Man can be seen in the Irish Sea.

The snow-capped Cumbrian Mountains (England) are visible south of the bay, as are the Southern Uplands (Scotland), north of the bay. There are many lakes near the base of the mountains.

Detail of England-Wales border and the River Severn

Detail of England-Wales border and the River Severn

The second close-up focuses on Western England and Wales. The River Severn is spilling dark brown sediments towards the Celtic Sea, and the cities of Cardiff (Wales) and Bristol (England) can be seen on its northern and southern shores, respectively. Snow covers the peaks of the Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog).

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