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Climate Change and the Danish Coastline – April 21st, 2013

56.0N 10.0E

April 21st, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Image of the day

Denmark- April 20th, 2013

The Danish coastline measures 4605 km, bordering the Baltic Sea in the east and the North Sea in the west. Along the western coast, the country consists of a large peninsula, Jutland. Denmark is known for its many islands as Zealand and Lolland as well as its hundreds of minor islands often referred to as the Danish Archipelago.

The main climate change risks for the coastal zones of Denmark are likely to come from increased rainfall and flash storms. Also, the loss of eco-systems or wetlands due to climate change deserves attention.

The main populated areas of Denmark vulnerable to coastal flooding and erosion are the municipalities of Lolland and Greve situated along the Baltic Sea as well as the west coast of Jutland which is exposed to the North Sea.

Salt marshes and dunes are commonly found along the Danish coastline, especially along the west coast of Jutland. The areas constitute important natural habitats for a large number of plant and animal species (click here for more information).

Snow Over Mainland Denmark and Islands – February 6th, 2010

56.2N 9.7E

February 6th, 2010 Category: Image of the day

Denmark - January 25th, 2010

Denmark - January 25th, 2010

Islands

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Denmark and its islands, as well as parts of northern Germany (below) and southern Sweden (upper right corner), appear dusted with snow in this image taken during the northern hemisphere winter.

Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe and the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Denmark shares a border of 68 kilometres with Germany to the south and is otherwise surrounded by 7,314 kilometres of coastline. It occupies 43,094 square kilometres. Denmark borders both the Baltic and the North Sea.

The country consists of a large peninsula, Jutland (upper left) and many islands, most notably Zealand (offshore of Sweden), Funen (center, offshore of Jutland), Vendsyssel-Thy, Lolland (below Zealand, closer to Germany), Falster (between Lolland and Zealand) and Bornholm, as well as hundreds of minor islands often referred to as the Danish Archipelago. All of these islands are best observed in the close-up.

The Coastline of Denmark – May 6th, 2009

May 6th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Denmark - April 23rd, 2009

Denmark - April 23rd, 2009

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The entire coastline of Denmark (center) is visible in this image, as well as parts of the shorelines of Germany (bottom),  Norway (top left) and Sweden (top right).

The main bodies of water visible include the North Sea (left) and the Baltic Sea(right), connected by the Skagerrak and Kattegat Straits (top center). Denmark has long controlled the approach to the Baltic Sea, and these waters are also known as the Danish Straits.

Denmark consists of a large peninsula, Jutland and many islands, most notably Zealand, as well as hundreds of minor islands often referred to as the Danish Archipelago. The peninsula and 443 named islands give the country a very long total coastline of 7,314 kilometres (4,544 mi).

The first close-up focuses on the western side of the Jutland Peninsula, near the border between Denmark and Germany. The islands here are called the Frisian Islands, in the Wadden Sea. The area is typified by extensive tidal mud flats and deeper tidal trenches.

The second close-up shows the top of the Jutland Peninsula and Denmark’s northernmost point, called Skagens Point. The country is flat with little elevation; having an average height above sea level of only 31 metres (102 ft).

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