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Sediments of East Anglian Plume, United Kingdom

71.5N 23.4E

May 28th, 2013 Category: Sediments

United Kingdom – May 27th, 2013

There is seasonal variation in the suspended sediment distribution in the Southern North Sea. The East Anglian plume, a region of relatively high concentrations, develops eastward from eastern England across the Southern Bight during the winter. During the summer the plume concentrations are lower.

Scientists studying the fluxes within the plume suggest that 6.6×106 t of suspended matter was transported eastward in one year, with possible errors of ±50%. Comparison with published sediment budgets for the coastal area of eastern England shows that the plume constitutes a major feature transporting sediment across the North Sea (click here for more information).

East Anglian Plume in Early Spring, United Kingdom – April 3rd, 2013

51.5N 1.0E

April 3rd, 2013 Category: Sediments

United Kingdom – April 2nd, 2013

The East Anglian plume is a stream of relatively high concentrations of suspended sediment that develops eastward from eastern England across the Southern Bight. The plume is a major source for sediment transport across the North Sea, but it is strongest during the winter and has lower concentrations during the summer. Here, in early spring, the plume is quite visible, although the exact concentrations can be discerned only through testing the water.

Coastal Features and Sediments, United Kingdom, Ireland and France

51.5N 0.1W

August 13th, 2012 Category: Sediments

United Kingdom, Ireland and France – August 10th, 2012

While parts of England, Wales and Ireland are dotted by cloud cover, much of Scotland’s rocky coastline and mountainous terrain can be observed in the upper part of the image, as can northern France in the lower right quadrant. Visible near the right edge are sediments from the River Thames giving a green tinge to the waters along the coast of England. While the city of London is covered by clouds, Paris can be observed in the full image as a large grey area.

Sediments and Phytoplankton Bloom by United Kingdom Coast – May 23rd, 2012

52.6N 0.8E

May 23rd, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Rivers, Sediments

United Kingdom - May 22nd, 2012

A bright blue phytoplankton bloom, separated into two close yet separate areas, can be observed in the North Sea off the coast of the United Kingdom. Also visible by the coast are sediments from several rivers. Southwest of the phytoplankton bloom are sediments from the rivers Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse, in the Wash, the square-mouthed bay and estuary on the northwest margin of East Anglia on the east coast of England, where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire. It is among the largest estuaries in the United Kingdom. Further down the coast are sediments from the River Thames, east of London. On the opposite side of the island are sediments from the River Severn in the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel.

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.

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