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Lakes Garda and Constance Near the Alps

45.4N 9.1E

March 26th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Italy - December 26th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the contours of the Alps, in northern Italy, as well as parts of Switzerland and Austria. Visible in the Po Valley south of the mountains is the city of Milan, appearing as a large, circular, white area.

Also visible near the foot of the mountains are several lakes: Lake Garda, in Italy, near the center of the image, and Lake Constance, shared by Germany, Switzerland and Austria, in the upper left corner. The Rhine River flows into Lake Constance from the south following the Austro-Swiss border.

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.

White Arc of the Alps Across Southern Europe

46.4N 6.5E

July 13th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Italy, France and Switzerland - June 30th, 2010

Italy, France and Switzerland - June 30th, 2010

The peaks of the Alps create a white arc across this image of France (left), Switzerland (central – upper right) and Italy (lower right). A very small part of Germany can be seen in the upper right corner.

A large valley is visible in Italy below the mountains, with the city of Turin standing out as a grey area in the full image. Numerous other cities and town can be seen as well, speckled across the green of the lowlands.

On the other side of the mountains are several bodies of water of note. Running across France, through the city of Arles, and emptying into the Mediterranean Sea is the River Rhône. Near the base of the Alps are two large lakes: Lake Geneva (dark blue) and Lake Constance (turquoise).

Lake Constance Bordering Switzerland, Germany and Austria

47.5N 9.4E

May 27th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Switzerland, Germany and Austria - April 28th, 2010

Switzerland, Germany and Austria - April 28th, 2010

Lake Constance, known as Bodensee in German, is a lake  near the Alps, bordering Switzerland, Germany, and Austria and occupying an old glacier basin at an elevation of 1,299 feet (396 m).

It has an area of 209 square miles (541 square km) and is about 40 miles (65 km) long and up to 8 miles (13 km) wide, with an average depth of 295 feet (90 m) and a maximum depth of 827 feet (252 m). It has about 125 miles (200 km) of shoreline.

Spring View of Italy and Parts of Switzerland – May 2nd, 2010

42.3N 13.3E

May 2nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Italy - April 28th, 2010

Only the peaks of mountains such as the Alps (above) and the Appennines (running down the backbone of the Italian peninsula) are snow-covered in this spring view of Italy.

Upon opening the full image, Lake Garda is visible at the southern foot of the Alps and Lakes Geneva, Neuchâtel and Constance (from west to east) are visible in Switzerland at the northern foot.

Moving to the coasts, the western shores are mostly free of sediments, while the eastern shore is framed by them, particularly near Venice and the River Po to the north and the Gargano Peninsula to the south.