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Pyrenees North of Ebro River Delta, Spain

41.7N 1.9E

January 3rd, 2012 Category: Mountains, Rivers

France - December 26th, 2011

The snow-capped Pyrenees stretch from the center left to the center of this image of France (above) and Spain (below), forming a natural border between the two countries. It separates the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of continental Europe, and extends for about 491 km (305 mi) from the Bay of Biscay (Cap Higuer) to the Mediterranean Sea (Cap de Creus).

Visible further down the coast is the delta of the Ebro River, one of the most important rivers in the Iberian Peninsula. It is the biggest river by discharge volume in Spain. The Ebro Delta, in the Province of Tarragona, Catalonia, is one of the largest wetland areas (320 km²) in the western Mediterranean region. The Ebro delta has expanded rapidly on soils washed downriver. The rounded form of the delta attests to the balance between sediment deposition by the Ebro and removal of this material by wave erosion.

Western Mediterranean Islands and Nations

39.6N 3.0E

December 27th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Mediterranean - December 22nd, 2011

This image shows the western Mediterranean Sea and nations surrounding it, including Italy (upper right corner) and Spain (lower left quadrant). France is mostly obscured by the clouds in the upper left quadrant, but Algeria is clearly visible below in the full image.

Several islands can also be seen: Sardinia (right edge), belonging to Italy, Corsica (north of former), belonging to France, and the Balearic Islands (just below center) of Spain, the largest of which is Majorca, with Minorca to its east and Ibiza and Formentera to its west.

The coastlines are mostly sediment free, although some greenish sediments can be seen by the Ebro Delta on the coast of Spain and in the Ligurian Sea near Genova off the Italian coast.

Balearic Islands Southeast of Ebro Delta, Spain

38.9N 1.4E

June 3rd, 2011 Category: Rivers

Spain - May 23rd, 2011

Spain’s Balearic Islands can be observed here in the Mediterranea Sea: (from northeast to southwest) Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

To the west, on the Spanish mainland, Cap de la Nau (“Cape of the Ship”) can be seen west of Ibiza, and the Ebro Delta can be seen north-northwest of Ibiza. The Ebro River can also be seen flowing across a valley, towards the delta.

Spain, from the Pyrenees to the Ebro Delta

41.1N 1.3E

May 14th, 2011 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Spain - May 4th, 2011

Even as the northern hemisphere summer approaches, the peaks of the Pyrenees remain capped in snow. The mountain range runs along the border between France and Spain.

Moving southward to flatter terrain, the Ebro Delta can be seen on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. One of the most important rivers in the Iberian Peninsula, it is the biggest river by discharge volume in Spain. Here, sediments can be seen seeping out of the delta region and into the sea.

 

Deltebre Municipality in the Ebro Delta, Spain

40.7N 0.7E

February 14th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Spain - February 1st, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the Ebro Delta in the Spanish Province of Tarragona, Catalonia. The Ebro River appears as a dark line cutting across the delta towards the Mediterranean Sea.

The bright white area in the delta is the municipality of Deltebre in the comarca of the Baix Ebre. The municipality occupies much of the northern half of the Ebro delta, on the left bank of the river.

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