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Mediterranean Features by Turkey and Egypt

33.7N 29.7E

May 5th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Turkey - April 28th, 2012

This image stretches from Turkey (above), across the Mediterranean Sea to Egypt (lower right) and Libya (lower left). The large islands in the Mediterranean are Cyprus (right) and Crete (left). North of Crete are many smaller Aegean Islands, belonging to both Turkey and Greece.

Other important bodies of water in the image include the Nile River and Nile Delta. Located just east of the delta is the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. To the north, in Turkey, are several lakes in the Turkish Lakes Region. The largest two are the bright turquoise Lake Eğirdir (left) and Lake Beyşehir (right). To their northeast is Lake Van, appearing as a bright white salt flat.

Turkish Lakes Region and Sultan Mountains

37.7N 31.4E

December 8th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Turkey - November 25th, 2011

This image shows several lakes in the Turkish Lakes Region: Lake Burdur (dark blue, by left edge), Lake Eğirdir (dark green northern basin and turquoise southern basin, center), Lake Beyşehir (bright turquoise, right) and Lake Akşehir (green, top center).

Separating Lake Akşehir from Lakes Eğirdir and Beyşehir are the Sultan Mountains, a short mountain range on the western edge of the Anatolian Plateau, Turkey. The range’s highest elevation is 1,980 m (6,500 ft). The western slopes are part of the Lake Beyşehir drainage basin.

Lake Burdur is a large saline lake of tectonic origin, positioned at the frontier between Burdur and Isparta provinces, in southwestern Turkey. It has an area of 250.00 km² and maximum depth variously reported at between 50 and 110 m, as water level in the lake fluctuates.

Lake Eğirdir has an area of 482 square kilometres (186 sq mi), making it is the fourth largest lake (second largest freshwater) in Turkey. Lake Beyşehir  is a large freshwater lake in Isparta and Konya provinces. It has an area of 650.00 km² and is 45 km long and 20 km wide.

Saline Lake Tuz and Freshwater Lake Beyşehir, Turkey

38.7N 33.3E

October 6th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Turkey - October 2nd, 2011

The large, rounded white area near the top edge of this image is Lake Tuz, the third largest lake in Turkey. The white color is due to its shallow waters and high salt content – it is one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world. The lake is located in the Central Anatolia Region, occupying a tectonic depression in the central plateau of Turkey.

The blue-green lake to the southwest is Lake Beyşehir, a large freshwater lake in Isparta and Konya provinces. It has an area of 650.00 km² and is 45 km long and 20 km wide. Water level in the lake often fluctuates by year and by season, and it is used for irrigation.

Visible to the east of the lakes is the Gulf of Iskenderun, a large bay in the Mediterranean Sea. South of the lakes, in the Mediterranean, lies the island-nation of Cyprus.

White Coloring of Salty Lake Tuz in Turkey

38.7N 33.3E

July 13th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Salt Flats

Turkey - July 12th, 2011

Several lakes can be observed in Turkey in this image of the northeastern Mediterranean, including the island-nation of Cyprus (lower right quadrant).

The large, white body of water is the salty Lake Tuz, the third largest lake in Turkey. It occupies a tectonic depression in the central plateau of the country. During the summer the lake dries up exposing an average of 30 cm thick salt layer in August, hence the bright white color visible in this image acquired in late July.

Southwest of Lake Tuz are two bright turquoise bodies of water: Lake Eğirdir (left) and Lake Beyşehir (right). Both lie in the Turkish Lakes Region. The former has an area of 482 km², and the latter an area of 650 km².

Lakes Beyşehir and Eğirdir in Turkey, and Greek Dodecanese Islands

37.6N 28.6E

April 19th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Turkey - April 8th, 2011

Lakes Beyşehir (east) and Eğirdir (west), in southwestern Turkey, appear as bright teal areas near the right edge of this image.

Lake Beyşehir is 45 km long and 20 km wide and has an area of 650 km², giving it a larger surface area than its neighbor Eğirdir, which has an area of 482 km².

Visible on the left side of the image are multiple islands in the Aegean Sea, most of which actually belong to Greece, not Turkey. Most of those visible here are part of the Dodecanese, a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands that belong to the Southern Sporades island group.

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