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Sediments Along Italy’s Adriatic Coast – May 23rd, 2011

43.0N 13.3E

May 23rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Italy - May 18th, 2011

Green sediments line Italy’s Adriatic coastline, from the mouth of the River Po (above) to the Gargano Peninsula (below).

The Croatian coastline, on the opposite side of the sea, appears mostly sediment-free, as does Italy’s Tyrrhenian coast to the west.



Po Valley and Sediments Along Adriatic Coast, Italy

44.2N 12.4E

October 16th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Italy - August 27th, 2010

The valley around the River Po, in northern Italy, appears as a large, flat brownish green area between the steep Alps to the north and the long chain of the Apennines to the south.

Lake Garda can also be seen at the foot of the Alps. Further to the southeast, sediments line the eastern coast of the Italian Peninsula between the mouth of the River Po and the Gargano Peninsula (near right edge).

Features of the Italian Peninsula in Summer

41.8N 15.7E

July 27th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Italy - June 25th, 2010

Italy - June 25th, 2010

The Italian Peninsula juts out into the Mediterranean Sea and cuts across this image diagonally. The spine of the peninsula is formed by the Apennine Mountains, which appear mostly snow free due to the high summer temperatures.

A large valley can be seen to the north; this is the valley of the River Po, south of the Alps. Following the valley to the coastal plains and moving southward, the Gargano promontory can be observed, surrounded by bluish green sediments.

Moving westward across the Apennines, several lakes can be seen near the coast. Two of these, Lake  Bolsena (closer to the mountains) and Lake Bracciano (closer to the coast), stand out due to their dark blue color.

Located near the tip of the peninsula is the Italian island of Sicily. Some green mountain ranges can be observed, particularly to the northeast; however, much of the island appears dry due to the high summer temperatures and strong sun.

Italy, from Naples and Mount Vesuvius to the Gargano Peninsula

40.8N 14.2E

May 17th, 2010 Category: Volcanoes

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Italy - April 28th, 2010

The city of Naples (Italian: Napoli), capital of the region of Campania in southern Italy, is visible along the coast of the Bay of Naples and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the lower part of this image. Above, on Italy’s Adriatic coast, the Gargano Peninsula can be seen as well.

Naples is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields. Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a stratovolcano located about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. Here, white clouds hover above its peak.

Spring View of Italy and Parts of Switzerland – May 2nd, 2010

42.3N 13.3E

May 2nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Only the peaks of mountains such as the Alps (above) and the Appennines (running down the backbone of the Italian peninsula) are snow-covered in this spring view of Italy.

Upon opening the full image, Lake Garda is visible at the southern foot of the Alps and Lakes Geneva, Neuchâtel and Constance (from west to east) are visible in Switzerland at the northern foot.

Moving to the coasts, the western shores are mostly free of sediments, while the eastern shore is framed by them, particularly near Venice and the River Po to the north and the Gargano Peninsula to the south.