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Silt Along the Shores of the Sea of Azov, Russia and Ukraine – May 1st, 2010

45.3N 36.5E

May 1st, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Russia and Ukraine - April 28th, 2010

Russia and Ukraine - April 28th, 2010

The Sea of Azov (center) is the world’s shallowest sea, linked by the Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea to the south. It is bounded on the north by Ukraine mainland, on the east by Russia, and on the west by the Crimean Peninsula.

The Sea of Azov is the shallowest sea in the world with an average depth of 13 metres (43 ft) and maximum depth of 15.3 metres (50 ft). The sea is 340 kilometres (210 mi) long and 135 kilometres (84 mi) wide and has an area of 37,555 square kilometres (14,500 sq mi).

The main rivers flowing into it are the Don and Kuban; they ensure that the waters of the sea have comparatively low salinity and are almost fresh in places, and also bring in huge volumes of silt (framing much of the sea with a greenish color, here). To the west also lie the 110 kilometres (68 mi) long Arabat Spit and the highly saline marshy inlets of the Sivash.

Don River Crossing Rostov Oblast, Russia

47.2N 39.7E

April 30th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Russia - February 18th, 2010

Russia - February 18th, 2010

Rostov Oblast is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in the Southern Federal District. Rostov Oblast lies in the south of the country with an area of 100,800 km² and a population of 4,404,013 (2002 Census) making it the fifth most populous federal subject in Russia.

Its administrative center is the city of Rostov-on-Don (center left edge), which also became the administrative center of the Southern Federal District in 2002. The city is located on the banks of the Don River, one of Europe’s largest. In this orthorectified image, the river can be seen flowing across the oblast. Many fields are visible north and south of the river.

Rivers and Lakes Near Volgograd, Russia – November 13th, 2009

48.7N 44.5E

November 13th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Russia - October 7th, 2009

Russia - October 7th, 2009

Rivers and lakes seem to divide this image of Russian terrain into four square-like segments. The Volga River, from the center to the right edge, and the Volgograd Reservoir, from the center to the top edge, meet at an almost right-angle.  The reservoir, formed by a dam on the Volga, is thicker and darker blue.

On the other side of the image, the Don River flows across the upper left quadrant towards the center. From the center towards the bottom left is the Tsimlyansk Reservoir or Tsimlyanskoye Reservoir, another artificial lake, this time created by a dam on the Don River.

The rest of the land between the rivers seems mostly devoted to agriculture, with many rectangular fields visible. One large city, however, is visible as a grey area near the center. This is Volgograd, formerly called both Tsaritsyn and Stalingrad, the administrative center of Volgograd Oblast, Russia. It is 80 kilometres long, north to south, situated on the western bank of the Volga River.

The Dolgaya Spit Between Taganrog Bay and the Sea of Azov, Russia

46.6N 37.7E

November 6th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Russia - October 7th, 2009

Russia - October 7th, 2009

The Sea of Azov is bounded on the north by Ukraine (top), on the east by Russia (right) and on the west by the Crimean peninsula.

It is the shallowest sea in the world, with an average depth of 13 metres (43 ft) and maximum depth of 15.3 metres (50 ft), although some parts of it, such as Taganrog Bay (upper half of the image), the average depth is less than 1 metre (3 ft).

At the uppermost reaches of Taganrog Bay is the mouth of the Don River (top right), which can be seen here tinting the bay’s shallow waters green with sediments. Marking the lower limits of the bay, on the other hand, is the Dolgaya Spit.

The Dolgaya Spit is a sandy spit with a length of about 17 km and a width of about 500 m, appearing here as a thin, faint yellowish line extending northeastward from the peninsula in the center of the image.

Rivermouths Along the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea

45.0N 34.0E

September 21st, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Black Sea - August 16th, 2009

Black Sea - August 16th, 2009

The Dnieper River flows across Ukraine, first southeast then southwest, into the Black Sea. Further southwest along the shoreline, the mouth and delta of the Danube River can also be seen.

On the right, in Russia, the Don River spills through Taganrog Bay into the  Sea of Azov , which is in turn connected to the Black Sea through the Strait of Kerch.

Lying in the north central part of the Black Sea is the Crimean Peninsula, whose connection to the Ukrainian mainland via the Isthmus of Perekop is punctuated by the salty, marshy inlets of the Sivash Sea.

Both the Danube and the Dnieper can be seen releasing  some sediments into the Black Sea, although the concentration appears to heavier in the Sea of Azov near the mouth of the Don.