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Southern Italy, from Gargano Promontory to Calabria – April 22nd, 2012

42.8N 17.8E

April 22nd, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Italy - January 4th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image focuses on southern Italy. Mountains can be observed along the western coast, particularly in Calabria, while the eastern coast appears significantly flatter, with the exception of the terrain of the Gargano Promontory (near the left edge in the upper left quadrant). Many cities and towns appear as white circular areas parallel to the east coast. Visible in the upper part of the full image is the more mountains coastal terrain of the Balkans.

Haze Over Northern Italy and Sediments Around Gargano Promontory

40.5N 15.0E

March 6th, 2012 Category: Clouds, Rivers, Sediments, Volcanoes

Italy - March 3rd, 2012

Sediments line the Adriatic coast of Italy, particularly around the Gargano Promontory. Gargano is a historical and geographical Italian sub-region situated in Apulia, consisting of a wide isolated mountain massif made of highland and several peaks and forming the backbone of the Gargano Promontory projecting into the Adriatic Sea.

Moving northwards, haze can be seen over the Po Valley in the upper left quadrant. The valley is a plain around the River Po that extends approximately 650 km (400 mi) in an east-west direction, with an area of 46,000 km² (17,756 mi²); it runs from the Western Alps to the Adriatic Sea.

Visible in the lower part of the image, on the island of Sicily, is Mount Etna, its peak capped with white snow. In the full image, some faint ash can be seen spreading eastward from the volcano’s caldera, as Etna recently erupted for the third time in 2012 (click here for an article on the recent eruption).