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Sediments from the Geba River, Guinea-Bissau – December 3rd, 2011

11.8N 15.5W

December 3rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Guinea Bissau - November 26th, 2011

Sediments line the coast of Guinea-Bissau, on the west coast of Africa. Many spill forth the from the Geba River, appearing tan from its sediment load as it flows westward towards the coast.

The Geba is a river of West Africa that rises in Guinea, passes through Senegal, and reaches the Atlantic Ocean in Guinea-Bissau. It is about 340 miles (550 km) in total length.

Its tributary the Colufe River joins the Geba at Bafatá. After passing by Geba town and Bambadinca, the river broadens into a wide estuary below Xime (where it is joined by the Corubal River), with a total width of about 10 miles (16 km) at Bissau.

Danube River Passing Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania

44.6N 22.6E

December 23rd, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Romania - December 21st, 2010

This orthorectified image shows the Danube River meandering across Romania. The city of Drobeta-Turnu Severin, in Mehedinţi County, Oltenia, Romania, can be observed as a white area on the left bank of the Danube.

It is situated in western Oltenia, at the edge of the Topolniţa depression. In the full image, two large ridges of mountains can be observed to the north of the depression: the Mehedinţi Mountains to the east and the Cerna Mountains to the west, spearated by the valley of the Cerna River.

Southern Romania, from the Carpathians to the Danube

May 9th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Romania - May 8th, 2009

Romania - May 8th, 2009

Tributary rivers run down from the Southern Carpathian Mountains into the Danube, which flows horizontally through the lower portion of this image of southern Romania.

The land north of the Danube is characterized by a wide area of swamps and marshes. Many fields can also been seen in this moist region, making it appear mottled with bright green, dark brown, and tan patches.

On the far right, the city of Bucharest is visible on the Romanian Plain.

Hungary in Europe’s Carpathian Basin – May 3rd, 2009

May 3rd, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Hungary - April 9th, 2009

Hungary - April 9th, 2009

This image focuses on Hungary, a landlocked country in the Carpathian Basin of Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. Part of Italy is also visible on the lower left, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina on the lower right.

Slightly more than one half of Hungary’s landscape consists of flat to rolling plains of the Pannonian Basin: the most important plain regions include the Little Hungarian Plain in the west, and the Great Hungarian Plain in the southeast. The highest elevation above sea level on the latter is only 183 metres.

Transdanubia is a primarily hilly region with a terrain varied by low mountains. These include the very eastern stretch of the Alps, Alpokalja, in the west of the country, the Transdanubian Medium Mountains, in the central region of Transdanubia, and the Mecsek Mountains and Villány Mountains in the south. The highest point of the area is the Írott-kő in the Alps, at 882 metres.

The highest mountains of the country are located in the Carpathians: these lie in the northern parts, in a wide band along the Slovakian border. The highest point is the Kékes at 1,014 m (3327 ft).

Hungary is divided in two by its main waterway, the Danube (Duna); other large rivers include the Tisza and Dráva, while Transdanubia contains Lake Balaton, a major body of water.

The Danube: the Border Between Romania and Bulgaria

March 21st, 2009 Category: Rivers

Romania - March 16th, 2009

Romania - March 16th, 2009

The Danube River runs through the center between two mountain ranges, marking the border between Romania (above) and Bulgaria (below).

The Danube, with steep bluffs on the Bulgarian side and a wide area of swamps and marshes on the Romanian side, is one of the most effective river boundaries in Europe.

The city of Bucarest is located in the upper right quadrant, between the river and the northern mountain range.

The snow-capped mountain range visible to the north is part of the Southern Carpathians, also called the Transylvanian Alps.

The Southern Carpathian group is the second highest group of mountains in the range, reaching heights of over 2,500m. Although considerably smaller than the Alps, they are classified as having an alpine landscape.

Several rivers flow downwards from the mountains and merge with the Danube.

Further south, the Balkan mountain range runs through the center of Bulgaria. It is remarkable for its flora and fauna.