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Silt Along the Shores of the Sea of Azov, Russia and Ukraine – May 1st, 2010

45.3N 36.5E

May 1st, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Russia and Ukraine - April 28th, 2010

Russia and Ukraine - April 28th, 2010

The Sea of Azov (center) is the world’s shallowest sea, linked by the Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea to the south. It is bounded on the north by Ukraine mainland, on the east by Russia, and on the west by the Crimean Peninsula.

The Sea of Azov is the shallowest sea in the world with an average depth of 13 metres (43 ft) and maximum depth of 15.3 metres (50 ft). The sea is 340 kilometres (210 mi) long and 135 kilometres (84 mi) wide and has an area of 37,555 square kilometres (14,500 sq mi).

The main rivers flowing into it are the Don and Kuban; they ensure that the waters of the sea have comparatively low salinity and are almost fresh in places, and also bring in huge volumes of silt (framing much of the sea with a greenish color, here). To the west also lie the 110 kilometres (68 mi) long Arabat Spit and the highly saline marshy inlets of the Sivash.

Kuban and Bolshaya Laba Rivers by the Caucasus Mountains, Russia

44.2N 42.2E

December 8th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Georgia - November 24th, 2009

Georgia - November 24th, 2009

The Kuban River flows down from the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia and into Russia, just west of Lake Kubanskoye (upper right quadrant). It flows through the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Stavropol Krai, Krasnodar Krai, and the Republic of Adygea.

The Kuban flows 870 km north and west from its source near Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains, eventually reaching the Temryuk Bay of the Sea of Azov. The area of its drainage basin is 57,900 kmĀ². It is navigable along most of its length.

A left tributary of the Kuban, the Bolshaya Laba River, is visible in the upper left quadrant. It is a 214 km long river in Russia’s North Caucasus that flows through Krasnodar Krai and the Republic of Adygea. The Bolshaya Laba meets the Kuban in Ust-Labinsk. It is used for irrigation and timber floating, and is also suitable for rafting.

The Sea of Azov and the Crimean Peninsula – April 13th, 2009

April 13th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Sea of Azov and Crimea - April 5th, 2009

Sea of Azov and Crimea - April 5th, 2009

The Sea of Azov is the world’s shallowest sea, linked by the Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea to the south. It is bounded on the north by Ukraine, on the east by Russia and on the west by the Crimean peninsula.

The sea is 340 kilometres (210 mi) long and 135 kilometres (84 mi) wide and has an area of 37,555 square kilometres (14,500 sq mi).

The main rivers flowing into it are the Don and Kuban; they ensure that the waters of the sea have comparatively low salinity and are almost fresh in places, and also bring in huge volumes of silt. Here, such silt appears greenish yellow and is particularly intense along the northern shores.

To the west also lie the 110 kilometres (68 mi) long Arabat Spit and the highly saline marshy inlets of the Sivash Sea on the border of the Crimean Peninsula.

The Sea of Azov is the shallowest sea in the world with an average depth of 13 metres (43 ft) and maximum depth of 15.3 metres (50 ft); where silt has built up, such as the Gulf of Taganrog, the average depth is less than 1 metre (3 ft).

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