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Helsinki and Tallinn by Gulf of Finland and Riga by Gulf of Riga

60.1N 24.9E

April 22nd, 2012 Category: Snapshots

Estonia - January 4th, 2012

Visible in the upper part of this wide-swath ASAR image is the Gulf of Finland, the easternmost arm of the Baltic Sea. Visible on opposite sides of the gulf are Helsinki, Finland (northern shores, near the top edge) and Tallinn, Estonia (southern shores, parallel to Helsinki).

Visible to the south of Tallinn is the Gulf of Riga, a bay of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia. The area of the Gulf of Riga is about 18,000 km². The maximum depth is 67 m. The island of Saaremaa (Estonia) partially separates it from the rest of the Baltic Sea. The city of Riga can be viewed near the gulf’s southern shores.

Estonian Islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa by Gulf of Riga – November 14th, 2011

58.9N 22.5E

November 14th, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Estonia - November 8th, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the Gulf of Riga, a bay of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia. The area of the Gulf of Riga is about 18,000 km². The maximum depth is 67 m. The island of Saaremaa (Estonia) partially separates it from the rest of the Baltic Sea. The main exit out of the gulf is the Irbe Strait.

Ruhnu island, in the middle of the gulf, also belongs to Estonia. Notable cities in this gulf include Riga, Pärnu, Jūrmala and Kuressaare. The main rivers flowing into the gulf are the Daugava, the Pärnu, the Lielupe, the Gauja, and the Salaca.

Saaremaa, the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2,673 km², can be seen just above the center left edge. The main island of Saare County, it is located in the Baltic Sea, south of Hiiumaa island, and belongs to the West Estonian Archipelago. Hiiumaa, the second largest island (989 km²) of Estonia, can be seen at the upper left.

Ice in the Gulf of Riga, Estonia and Latvia

57.5N 23.5E

April 26th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Estonia and Latvia - April 15th, 2011

Ice covers the eastern half of the Gulf of Riga, a large gulf of the Baltic Sea, bounded by the northern coast of Latvia and the western coast of Estonia.

The rest of the 7,000 sq mi- (18,000 sq km-)gulf also appears whitish in color due to cloud cover. In the full image, cracks can be discerned in the ice, and the ice and clouds can be more readily distinguished. The gulf generally remains icebound from December until April.

 

Ice on Bays of the Baltic Sea – April 2nd, 2011

57.3N 22.2E

April 2nd, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Baltic Sea - March 23rd, 2011

Snow dusts the terrain of Estonia (top right) and parts of Latvia (center), while most of Lithuania (lower right), Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast and coastal Poland (bottom) are snow-free. Visible near the left edge is the island of Gotland, part of Sweden. It is the largest island in the Baltic Sea, with an area of 2,994 km².

Ice can be seen in the Gulf of Riga, a bay of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia with a maximum depth of 67 m. Ice is also present in the Curonian Lagoon, on the coast of Lithuania, and in a small section of the Vistula Lagoon, on the coast of Kaliningrad Oblast and Poland.

Saint Petersburg on Shores of Gulf of Finland, Russia – July 13th, 2010

59.9N 30.3E

July 13th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Russia - June 30th, 2010

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Russia - June 30th, 2010

Parts of northwestern Russia (upper right quadrant) and southern Finland (top center) as well as the countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (moving southwestward down the coast) can be seen here.

Also visible are several bodies of water, including the Gulf of Riga, a bay of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia (left, with a rounded base); the Gulf of Finland, between Finland and Estonia (northeast of the Gulf of Riga, with a more rectangular shape); Lake Peipsi-Pihkva, on the border between Estonia and Russia (south of the Gulf of Finland); and Lake Ladoga, in Russia (upper right corner).

The city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, is visible as a grey area at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. Upon opening the full image, the Neva River can be seen passing through the city. Also visible in the full image near St. Petersburg is Kotlin Island, connected to the mainland by shoals and bridges to the north and south.

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