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Lake Balaton’s Susceptibility to Climate Change

46.8N 17.7E

April 17th, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Lakes

Hungary – April 16th, 2013

Since 2002, agencies have been examining sustainability problems in Hungary’s Lake Balaton region, in order to contribute to a better understanding of the Lake Balaton ecological and socio-economic system’s vulnerability and resilience arising from multiple forces of global and local change, including land use, demographic, and economic and climate change.

Following many years of water quality problems, a negative water balance induced water shortage starting in 2000 and lasting for four years. This raised and continues to raise serious sustainability concerns in the Lake Balaton area, Hungary and the region (click here for more information).

Smoke from Balkan Fires West of Carpathian Mountains

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September 19th, 2012 Category: Fires, Mountains

Europe – September 2nd, 2012

Smoke from fires in the Balkans blows northward over Europe. Visible to the east of the cloud of smoke is the distinctive green, backwards S-shape of the Carpathian Mountains, which run through the Czech Republic in the northwest, through Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine, to Romania in the east and on to the Iron Gates on the River Danube between Romania and Serbia in the south.

Smoke from Fires in Croatia Spreads Across Eastern Europe – August 28th, 2012

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August 28th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Croatia – August 26th, 2012

As Croatia experiences one its hottest summers in history fires have been spreading along the popular southern coast where thousands of tourists are on holiday. Hundreds of firefighters from all over the Balkan state arrived to defend houses around the southern coastal village of Skradin, which caught fire on Monday. The blaze spread for kilometres within half an hour. Here, smoke from the fires can be seen blowing southward over Greece, eastward across Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, and northeastward over Hungary.

Lakes Balaton and Neusiedl, Hungary

46.8N 17.7E

May 11th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Hungary - May 8th, 2012

Visible in the lower half of this image is the light greenish-blue Lake Balaton, a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary. It is the largest lake in Central Europe. The Zala River provides the largest inflow of water to the lake, and the canalized Sió is the only outflow. The region by the northern shores is mountainous, while the land by the southern shores is flat.

Visible to its northwest is the tan Lake Neusiedl, the second largest steppe lake in Central Europe, straddling the Austrian–Hungarian border. The lake covers 315 km², of which 240 km² is on the Austrian side and 75 km² on the Hungarian side. The lake’s drainage basin has an area of about 1,120 km². From north to south, the lake is about 36 km long, and it is between 6 km and 12 km wide from east to west.

Contrails and Snow-Capped Alps in Europe – September 22nd, 2011

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September 22nd, 2011 Category: Clouds, Lakes, Mountains

Italy - September 21st, 2011

This image focuses on Italy, with neighbors France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia also partially visible (clockwise from left). The islands of Corsica (France, above) and Sardinia (Italy, below) can also be observed in the Mediterranean Sea.

One of the most striking features of this image are the snow-capped Alps, with lakes such as Lake Garda (center) and Lake Geneva (left) at their feet. The Adriatic Coast of Italy is lined with green sediments. Also of note are the series of condensation trails (contrails) from passing airplanes that have left a criss-crossed set of lines in the air over the sea.

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