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Elbe River Flowing From Hamburg to German North Sea Coast – July 24th, 2011

53.5N 9.9E

July 24th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Germany - July 23rd, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the coast of Germany, from the Frisian Islands (left) to the base of the Jutland Peninsula (upper right), shared by Germany and Denmark.

The city of Hamburg can be seen on the southern point of the Jutland Peninsula, with the North Sea to its west. It is located on the River Elbe at the confluence with the Alster and Bille. Here, the Elbe can be seen flowing northwest from Hamburg to the North Sea.

Islands East and West of the Jutland Peninsula, Denmark and Germany

55.2N 8.5E

May 4th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Denmark and Germany - May 2nd, 2011

There are about 406 islands in Denmark, not including the Faroe Islands or Greenland. Some 70 of them are populated but the remainder are uninhabited. The largest islands include Funen (left) and Zealand (right), visible to the east of the Jutland peninsula.

Many other islands can be observed by the Germany-Denmark border on the west side of the peninsula. These are the Frisian Islands, also known as the Wadden Sea Islands.

The islands shield the mudflat region of the Wadden Sea (large parts of which fall dry during low tide) from the North Sea. Here, muddy tan sediments can be seen between the peninsula’s coast and the islands, and pour outwards from the mouth of the Elbe River in Germany.

Sediments from Thames, Scheldt and Elbe Rivers in North Sea – March 23rd, 2011

54.0N 4.4E

March 23rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

UK, Netherlands, Germany - March 19th, 2011

Sediments spill forth through the Thames Mouth, the estuary in which the River Thames, in the United Kingdom, meets the waters of the North Sea. The river drains a catchment area of 4,995 sq mi (12935.77 km2) or 5,924 sq mi (15,343 km2) if the River Medway is included as a tributary.

Here, the sediments change from tan to green in color as they diffuse into the North Sea, also creating interesting linear and paisley patterns in the waters. Golden sediments from the Scheldt River (in the Netherlands, below) and brown sediments from the River Elbe (in Germany, upper right) can also be seen adding to the mix.

Mouth of the Elbe River at Base of Jutland Peninsula, Germany

53.8N 8.6E

May 25th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Germany - April 28th, 2010

Germany - April 28th, 2010

The Elbe River can be seen spilling sediments into the North Sea, off the shores of Germany at the base of the Jutland Peninsula. It is 724 mi (1,165 km) long and connected by canals with the Baltic Sea, the Havel River and Berlin, the Ruhr industrial region, and the Rhine River.

One of the continent’s major waterways, it rises in the Krkonoše (Giant) Mountains on the border of the Czech Republic and Poland and flows southwest across Bohemia. It then flows northwest across Germany and empties into the North Sea near Cuxhaven. From 1945 to 1990 it formed part of the boundary between East and West Germany.

Mountains Around Dresden, Germany

51.0N 13.7E

March 6th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Germany - February 18th, 2010

Germany - February 18th, 2010

Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. The Dresden conurbation is part of the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area.

Dresden lies on both banks of the river Elbe, mostly in the Dresden Basin, with the further reaches of the eastern Ore Mountains to the south, the steep slope of the Lusatian granitic crust to the north, and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains to the east at an altitude of about 113 meters. The highest point of Dresden is about 384 meters in altitude.