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Sediments Along Black Sea Coast – October 21st, 2011

45.0N 24.9E

October 21st, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Greece - October 20th, 2011

Thick greenish sediments line the coast of the Black Sea, stretching from Romania (above) to Turkey (right). The shoreline of the Aegean Sea, to the south, is much clearer.

Of note in the upper part of the image is the inverse S-shape of the Carpathian Mountains, stretching mainly across Romania and Bulgaria. The terrain in Greece (lower left quadrant) and Turkey (lower right quadrant) is also quite mountains, although with valleys that are much less extensive than those east of the Carpathians.

Eastern and Western Carpathians Crossing Eastern Europe

49.2N 21.6E

April 5th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Eastern Europe - March 30th, 2011

This image includes parts of Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine and Romania (clockwise from bottom left). Lake Balaton, in Hungary, appears as a greenish body of water near the left edge in the lower half of the image.

Part of the arch of the Carpathians mountain range can be seen crossing the image. The visible sections of the range are mainly part of the Outer and Inner Western Carpathians (mostly along the border of Poland and Slovakia) and part of Outer and Inner Eastern Carpathians (here, stretching across Poland into Ukraine and Romania).

Snow Blanketing the Ground of Romania and Central Europe – December 30th, 2010

46.9N 23.6E

December 30th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains, Rivers

Romania and Central Europe - December 29th, 2010

European travel descended into chaos in late December as a second wave of snow and sub-zero weather conditions swept as far south as Italy, paralysing airports, motorways and public transport.

Here, southern Italy (bottom left corner) is snow free, while on the other side of the Adriatic Sea, snow can be observed parallel to the coast in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Northern Albania and Macedonia appear clear.

Further inland, snow blankets Serbia and Romania and Bulgaria near its border with Romania. The border between the two is marked by the Danube River, which appears as a dark blue line through the snow.

Although visible through the snow are the peaks of the Carpathian Mountains, a large arch of mountains that spans central Europe. A large portion of the range is located in Romania, which is completely blanketed in snow.  Beyond the arch of the mountains, Moldova and part of the Ukraine are snow covered as well.

Hundreds of flights to and from Europe’s busiest airports were cancelled and millions of passengers left stranded in France, Germany, Belgium and Scandinavia as airports closed or faced severe delays.

Thousands spent the night in terminals as blizzards continued and authorities struggled to clear snow from runways and cope with high winds.

Carpathian and Balkan Ranges Near Aegean and Black Seas – November 10th, 2010

41.4N 25.7E

November 10th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Greece, Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria - November 5th, 2010

This image focuses on the countries by the Aegean Sea (below) and the southwestern Black Sea (upper right). Many islands, belonging to Greece and Turkey, are visible in the Aegean, while few can be seen in the Black Sea.

Greece is visible in the lower left quadrant, with Bulgaria north of Greece at the center left, Romania north of Bulgaria at the upper left, and Turkey to the right.

The large, C-shaped ridge of mountains running through Romania and Bulgaria is actually composed of two ranges: the Carpathians (to the north, in Romania) and the Balkans (to the south, in Bulgaria).