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Napier on Shores of Hawke’s Bay Near Kaweka Range, New Zealand

39.4S 176.9E

April 6th, 2011 Category: Mountains

New Zealand - March 27th, 2011

The full version of this orthorectified shows the Kaweka Range of mountains, located in inland Hawke’s Bay in the eastern North Island of New Zealand.

The range lies between the city of Napier (visible as a white area at the shores of Hawke Bay), 55 kilometres to the southeast, and Lake Taupo, 50 kilometres to the northwest.

Napier is a New Zealand city with a seaport, located in Hawke’s Bay on the eastern coast of the North Island. About 18 kilometres south of Napier is the inland city of Hastings.

Ngaruroro River Emptying into Hawke Bay, New Zealand

39.5S 176.9E

March 26th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments, Volcanoes

New Zealand - February 23rd, 2010

New Zealand - February 23rd, 2010

Many of the sediments lining the coast of New Zealand in the upper right quadrant are released by the Ngaruroro River. Located in the eastern North Island of New Zealand, it runs for a total of 100 kilometres. The Ngaruroro is one of several rivers that helped form the alluvial Heretaunga Plains at the south end of the coast of Hawke Bay.

From its origin in the Kaweka Range it flows southeast and then east before emptying into Hawke Bay 10 kilometres south of Napier, near the town of Clive. In addition to the mountains of the Kaweka Range, the active stratovolcano Mount Ruapehu can be seen at the top edge.

Lakes Rotorua and Taupo, New Zealand

38.1S 176.2E

September 14th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Volcanoes

New Zealand - August 16th, 2009

New Zealand - August 16th, 2009

Several lakes can be seen in this orthorectified image of New Zealand’s North Island. Easily distinguished by its bright grey appearance here is Lake Taupo, the country’s largest lake by surface area. The city of Taupo can be seen on its northeastern shores. A large agricultural area extends east-northeast of the lake, above the Kaweka Range.

In the upper right quadrant of the image is an area with several lakes, all of which appear dark grey here. Lake Rotorua is the second largest lake in the North Island of New Zealand by surface area, and covers 79.8km2. With a mean depth of only 10 metres it is considerably smaller than nearby Lake Tarawera in terms of volume of water.

The city of Rotorua is situated on its southern shore. In the middle of the lake is Mokoia Island, a rhyolite lava dome with an area of 1.35 square kilometres, rising to 180 metres above the lake surface.

The lake was formed from the crater of a large volcano in the Taupo Volcanic Zone. Its last major eruption was about 240,000 years ago. After the eruption, the magma chamber underneath the volcano collapsed. The circular depression left behind is the Rotorua Caldera, which is the site of the lake. Several other lakes of volcanic origin are located nearby to the east, around the base of the active volcano Mount Tarawera.

Napier and Hawke Bay, New Zealand

39.4S 176.9E

August 5th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

New Zealand - July 12th, 2009

New Zealand - July 12th, 2009

The Kameka Range, on New Zealand’s North Island, crosses the upper left quadrant of this orthorectified image. Moving down to the coast, part of the shoreline of Hawke Bay is visible, from the upper right corner to a peninsula jutting out near the center.

At the end of this eight kilometer long peninsula that marks the southeastern extremity of the bay is a promontory known as Cape Kidnappers.  It is located 20 kilometres southeast of the city of Napier, which can be identified as a white area on the Bluff Hill headland and the surrounding plain, reaching the shores of the bay.

Lake Taupo and the Kaweka Range, New Zealand

38.7S 175.8E

August 2nd, 2009 Category: Lakes

New Zealand - July 12th, 2009

New Zealand - July 12th, 2009

Lake Taupo, left, is a lake situated in the North Island of New Zealand. It has a perimeter of approximately 193 kilometres, a deepest point of 186 metres and a surface area of 616 square kilometres.

The largest lake by surface area in the country, it is drained by the Waikato River, while its main tributaries are the Waitahanui River, the Tongariro River, and the Tauranga-Taupo River.

In this orthorectified image, the Kaweka Range is visible to the south and east of the lake, as is a large agricultural area between the two.