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Phytoplankton and Sediments in North Sea

53.8N 1.6E

May 26th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton, Sediments

United Kingdom - May 23rd, 2012

A bright blue phytoplankton bloom continues to flourish (click here for previous image) in the North Sea off the coast of the United Kingdom. Visible around the bloom are faint sediments from British rivers that empty into the sea, appearing lighter green in color. These sediments pour into estuaries along the coast of the UK such as the Wash, on the northwest margin of East Anglia, and the Thames Estuary, east of London. Sediments streaming out from the latter are part of a phenomenon know as the East Anglian Plume.

Sediments in East Anglian Plume, UK, and Along Coasts of Belgium and Holland

51.8N 2.2E

April 2nd, 2012 Category: Sediments

UK - March 23rd, 2012

The green trail stretching eastward off the coast of England is the East Anglian plume, a region of relatively high concentrations of sediments that develops eastward from eastern England across the Southern Bight. The plume is strongest during the winter months. Also visible across the water are sediments along the shoreline near the border of Belgium and Holland.

Sediments in East Anglian Plume Off Coast of United Kingdom

51.5N 0.1W

March 12th, 2012 Category: Clouds, Sediments

UK - March 11th, 2012

Not to be confused with snowfall, the landscape of southern England and northern France appear white in color due to popcorn clouds hanging over the land. Such clouds are often related to vapor produced from vegetation growth and thus hang over land but not over sea.

Also of interest in this image are sediments, mainly from the River Thames, stretching out into the Southern North Sea. This phenomenon is known as the East Anglian plume, a region of relatively high concentrations of sediments that develops eastward from eastern England across the Southern Bight during the winter. During the summer the plume concentrations are lower. The plume constitutes a major feature transporting sediment across the North Sea.