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Sediments by River Delta of Zeeland, Netherlands

52.0N 4.4E

November 25th, 2012 Category: Sediments

Holland – November 22nd, 2012

Sediments can be seen by the coast of the Netherlands, by Zeeland the country’s westernmost province. It consists of a number of islands and a strip bordering Belgium. 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. What used to be a muddy landscape, flooding at high tide and reappearing at low tide, became a series of small man-made hills that stayed dry at all times. The people of the province would later connect the hills by creating dikes, which led to a chain of dry land that later grew into bigger islands and gave the province its current shape. The shape of the islands has changed over time at the hands of both man and nature.

Sediments in East Anglian Plume, UK, and Along Coasts of Belgium and Holland

51.8N 2.2E

April 2nd, 2012 Category: Sediments

UK - March 23rd, 2012

The green trail stretching eastward off the coast of England is the East Anglian plume, a region of relatively high concentrations of sediments that develops eastward from eastern England across the Southern Bight. The plume is strongest during the winter months. Also visible across the water are sediments along the shoreline near the border of Belgium and Holland.

North Sea Canal Reaching Amsterdam, the Netherlands

52.3N 4.8E

June 20th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Netherlands - June 20th, 2011

The dark line stretching from the body of the water to the west to the one to the east in this APM image is the North Sea Canal (Dutch: Noordzeekanaal), a Dutch ship canal from Amsterdam to the North Sea at IJmuiden.

It was constructed to enable seafaring vessels to reach the port of Amsterdam, which is visible just below the center of the image as a bright green area. This man-made channel terminates at Amsterdam in the closed-off IJ Bay, which in turn connects to the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal.

Island Province of Flevoland, the Netherlands – February 20th, 2011

52.5N 5.5E

February 20th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Netherlands - February 1st, 2011

This orthorectified image focuses on the Dutch province of Flevoland. It is located in the centre of the country, at the location of the former Zuiderzee, and consists of two large islands.

Two bodies of water can be observed in the upper part of the image. To the left is the Markermeer, a 700 km2 (270 sq mi) lake. It is separated from the other body of water, the 1100 km² IJsselmeer, by a dike called the Houtribdijk, visible as a faint grey line.

Cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the Netherlands

51.9N 4.4E

December 15th, 2010 Category: Rivers

The Netherlands - December 8th, 2010

This image shows the city of Amsterdam (top center), in the west of the Netherlands. The river Amstel terminates in the city centre and connects to a large number of canals that eventually terminate in the IJ. Amsterdam is connected to the North Sea through the long North Sea Canal.

The city of Rotterdam, also in the west of the Netherlands, is visible in the lower left quadrant. The city and the greater Rotterdam area are situated at the end of the Rhine Delta. The port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe.