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Sediments from Tiber and Ombrone Rivers, Italy – February 10th, 2010

41.8N 12.4E

February 10th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Volcanoes

Italy - January 3rd, 2010

Italy - January 3rd, 2010

Sediments line the coast of Italy and flow into the Tyrrhenian Sea from rivers including the Tiber, which flows through  the city of Rome before entering the sea, and the Ombrone, which flows past the city of Grosseto. The mouth of the Tiber is visible releasing dark brown sediments in the lower right quadrant, while that of the Ombrone releases thick tan sediments near the left edge.

Three large lakes can also be seen (from top to bottom): Lake Trasimeno, which appears light blue near the upper edge, as well as Lake Bolsena and Lake Bracciano, both darker blue and closer to the center of the image. Appear 20 kilometers northwest of Lake Bolsena, in the southern Tuscany region, is Monte Amiata. It is the largest of the lava domes in the Amiata lava dome complex.

Coastal Tuscany: Elba Island and the Monte Argentario Peninsula, Italy

42.4N 11.1E

September 20th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Italy - July 26th, 2009

Italy - July 26th, 2009

Two interesting features can be noted near and along the coast of Italy: the island of Elba (near left edge) and the Monte Argentario peninsula (below center).

Elba is part of the Italian region of Tuscany and is situated between the Tyrrhenian Sea and Ligurian Sea, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the coastal town of Piombino.

It is the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, and the third largest island in Italy after Sicily and Sardinia. The island’s terrain is quite varied, with mountains in the west, while the central part of the island is a mostly flat.

Monte Argentario is a peninsula and municipality that is also part of Tuscany, located about 150 km south of Florence and about 35 km south of Grosseto. The landscape and the coast are mainly rocky.

The peninsula is connected with the mainland by three dams which form two lagoons, the Laguna di Ponente on the west side and the Laguna di Levante on the east side of the middle dam.

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