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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.

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.

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.

Ebro Delta and Sediments from Ebro River, Spain

40.6N 0.7E

January 5th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Spain - December 25th, 2010

Sediments spill forth from the Ebro Delta and into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain. The Ebro River appears as a dark line cutting through the center of the delta.

The Ebro Delta is located in the Province of Tarragona, Catalonia. It is one of the largest wetland areas (320 km²) in the western Mediterranean region, and has expanded rapidly on soils washed downriver.

Ebro Delta and Desert de les Palmes Mountains by Castelló de la Plana, Spain

39.9N -0.0E

December 16th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Spain - December 8th, 2010

The Ebro Delta can be observed in the top righthand corner of this orthorectified image of Spain. The Ebro River appears as a black line cutting through the delta on its way to the Mediterranean sea.

Moving down the coast, the city of Castelló de la Plana (or or Castellón de la Plana) can be observed at the the bottom edge.  It is the capital city of the province of Castelló, in the Valencian Community, in the east of the Iberian Peninsula, on the Costa del Azahar by the Mediterranean Sea. The mountain range known as Desert de les Palmes rises inland north of the town.