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Dust from Senegal to Cape Verde Islands

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January 8th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Sediments

West Africa – January 7th, 2013

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows off the coast of West Africa. Here, the dust is thickest off the coast of Senegal, north of the Cap Vert Peninsula, and spreads westward over the Cape Verde Islands (upper left edge). Visible south of the peninsula are sediments from rivers in Senegal and the Gambia including the Saloum, Gambia and Casamance (north to south) Rivers.

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.

Rivers in Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea Bissau Flowing to the Atlantic

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May 16th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea Bissau - May 2nd, 2011

The Senegal River appears as a greenish line flowing westward across the upper part of this image, and becoming darker as it nears the Atlantic Ocean. The river marks the border between Mauritania (to the north) and Senegal (to the south).

Moving south from Senegal, past the Cape Vert Peninsula, through the Gambia to Guinea-Bissau, one passes several other rivers (from north to south starting below the peninsula): the Saloum, the Gambia, the Casamance, and the Geba.

The Geba stands out particularly due to the tan sediments spilling forth from its wide mouth, around an archipelago and into the Atlantic.


Western Africa, from the Saloum River to the Geba River

12.7N 15.6W

April 28th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau - April 15th, 2011

Several rivers can be observed along the western coast of Africa, from Senegal (above), across the Gambia, to Guinea-Bissau (lower half of image).

The river near the top edge is the Saloum, with the Gambia River below it. More of the course of the Gambia River can be observed, as it appears as a thick greenish line crossing the landscape.

The Gambia, the smallest country in mainland Africa, surrounded by the country of Senegal, consists of the downstream half of the Gambia River and the land around its two banks.

Further south, one comes to the Casamance River, in southern Senegal, and then the Geba River in Guinea-Bissau. Tan sediments spill from its mouth into the Atlantic Ocean, fanning out around the archipelago near the rivermouth.