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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).

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.

Lakes Near Alps in Europe – September 2nd, 2011

45.5N 10.6E

September 2nd, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Europe - August 22nd, 2011

Little snow is visible on the Alps in this late-summer image of Italy and parts of France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. The Apennines, running down the backbone of the Italian peninsula, are also snow-free.

Several dark blue lakes can be seen near the Alps: Lake Geneva (left), on the French-Swiss border, Lake Garda (center), in northern Italy, and Lake Constance (top center), on the German-Austrian-Swiss border. Visible near the upper right corner is the bright green Lake Balaton, in Hungary.

Lake Balaton in Hungary, Central Europe’s Largest Lake

46.8N 17.7E

June 28th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Hungary - June 21st, 2011

Lake Balaton is a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary. It is the largest lake in Central Europe. The northern shores of the lake are quite mountainous.

The Zala River provides the largest inflow of water to the lake, and the canalized Sió is the only outflow. Here, sediments give the lake a green tinge.

 

Snow-Capped Mountains in Italy and Croatia

44.7N 13.5E

April 9th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Italy, Croatia, Hungary - March 30th, 2011

Snow caps the tops of mountains in Italy (left) and Croatia (center right), making the ranges’ peaks stand out against the surrounding landscape. Particularly notable are the Alps (upper left) and the Apennines (lower left).

Several bodies of water can also be noted: Lake Garda, at the foot of the Alps in Italy, and Lake Balaton, near the upper right edge, in Hungary. Sediments from the River Po can also be seen entering the northern part of the Adriatic Sea.

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