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Snow Highlighting Chain of Frisian Islands, Netherlands and Germany – February 12th, 2013

53.3N 5.3E

February 12th, 2013 Category: Image of the day

Holland- January 25th, 2013

Snow covers Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany in this winter image of Europe. It also highlights part of the chain of Frisian Islands, also known as the Wadden Islands or Wadden Sea Islands. The islands form an archipelago at the eastern edge of the North Sea in northwestern Europe, stretching from the north-west of the Netherlands through Germany to the west of Denmark. The islands shield the mudflat region of the Wadden Sea (large parts of which fall dry during low tide) from the North Sea.

Hamburg and Jutland Peninsula, Germany and Denmark – February 13th, 2012

53.5N 9.9E

February 13th, 2012 Category: Image of the day

Denmark - February 10th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the Jutland Peninsula, a peninsula in Europe, divided between Denmark and Germany. The Danish portion has an area of 29,775 km2 (11,496 sq mi) and a population of 2,513,601 (2007). Population density is 84 per km² (218 per sq.mi.). Its terrain is relatively flat, with heaths, plains and peat bogs in the west and a more elevated and slightly hilly terrain in the east.

The northernmost part of Jutland is separated by the Limfjord from the mainland, but is still commonly considered as part of the peninsula. It only became an island following a flood in 1825. The Danish Wadden Sea Islands and the German North Frisian Islands stretch along the southwest coast of Jutland in the German Bight.

Visible at the center of the bottom edge is Hamburg, located on the southern point of the Jutland Peninsula, directly between Continental Europe to its south, Scandinavia to its north, the North Sea to its west, and the Baltic Sea to its east. It is the second-largest city in Germany and the seventh-largest city in the European Union. The city is home to over 1.8 million people, while the Hamburg Metropolitan Region has more than 4.3 million inhabitants. Situated on the river Elbe, the port of Hamburg is the third-largest port in Europe (after the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Antwerp) and it is among the twenty largest in the world.

Islands by East and West Coasts of Denmark

55.5N 9.2E

October 18th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Denmark - October 13th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image focuses on the Jutland Peninsula, shared by Denmark (above) and Germany (below). The islands along the lower half of the peninsula’s western coast and extending southwestward along the coast of Germany by the base of the peninsula are the Frisian Islands. The archipelago shields the mudflat region of the Wadden Sea (large parts of which fall dry during low tide) from the North Sea.

Visible off the eastern coast of the peninsula, between Denmark and Sweden, are several large Danish islands. The two largest are Funen (Fyn, in Danish) and Zealand (Sjælland, in Danish). These islands lie between the Kattegat (above) and the Baltic Sea (right).

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 and Sediments by Coast of the Netherlands

51.4N 3.8E

May 5th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Netherlands - May 2nd, 2011

In the upper right quadrant of this image of the Netherlands (Holland), greenish sediments and algal growth can be noted in the IJsselmeer and Markermeer, two large lakes separated by a dike, the Houtribdijk.

Continuing northward, brownish sediments can be observed in the Wadden Sea, between the Frisian Islands and the mainland.

Some other islands can be observed to the south, in the province of Zeeland. Located in the south-west of the country, the province consists of a number of islands (hence its name, meaning “sea-land”) and a strip bordering Belgium.

The province of Zeeland is a large river delta situated at the mouth of several major rivers. Most of the province lies below sea level and was reclaimed from the sea by inhabitants over time.

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