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Snowfall on the Alps, Italy – January 6th, 2013

45.5N 10.6E

January 6th, 2013 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Italy – December 28th, 2012

Snow rests on the crests of the Alps, in northern Italy, while the peaks of the Apennines, running down the center of the country, are mostly snow-free. Lake Garda can be seen at the foot of the Alps, the southern part of its basin reaching towards the Po Valley, which flanks the River Po and is nestled between the Alps and the northern segment of the Apennines.

Smoke from Croatian Fires Spreads Towards Carpathian Mountains and Southern Italy

40.3N 18.6E

September 14th, 2012 Category: Fires

Croatia, Greece and Romania – August 31st, 2012

Smoke from fires in Croatia spreads northward and eastward over neighboring countries, reaching the curved ridge of the Carpathian Mountains (upper right quadrant). A plume of smoke also stretches over the Adriatic, blowing between the Albanian coast and the southern tip of Apulia, Italy.

Dense Cloud of Smoke from Fires in Croatia – September 12th, 2012

42.3N 19.5E

September 12th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Croatia and Romania – August 30th, 2012

As Croatia experiences one its hottest summers in history fires have been spreading along the popular southern coast, affecting local tourism. Here, a thick cloud of smoke billows from the fires, reaching as far as Greece and across the Adriatic to southern Italy. Visible in the upper part of the image is the inverse S-shaped curve of the Carpathian Mountains, in Romania and other Central-Eastern European Nations.

Corsica, the Most Mountainous Mediterranean Island

42.0N 9.1E

June 18th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Corsica and Sardinia - January 6th, 2012

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the ridges of mountains on the French island of Corsica. Formed through volcanic explosions, it is the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean. Mountains comprise two-thirds of the island, forming a single chain. Monte Cinto is the highest peak at 2,706 metres (8,878 ft) and it has 20 other summits of more than 2,000 metres (6,600 ft). Visible to the south is the Italian island of Sardinia, from which it is separated by the Strait of Bonifacio.

Central Apennine Mountains in Peninsular Italy

42.3N 13.3E

June 17th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Italy - January 6th, 2012

The ridges of mountains running across this orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image belong to the Apennines, a mountain range consisting of parallel smaller chains extending about 1,200 km (750 mi) along the length of peninsular Italy. The Apennine System forms an irregular arc with centers of curvature located in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Here, we focus on that central segment of the range. The center, being thicker and more complex, is geologically divided into an inner and an outer arc with regard to the centers of curvature.

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