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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.

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.

Lake Tuz and Other Bodies of Water in Central Turkey

38.7N 33.3E

December 4th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Turkey - November 28th, 2010

Several lakes can be observed in this image of Turkey, stretching from the Black Sea (top) southwards across the center of the country.

Appearing as a rounded white area near the image center is Lake Tuz, the third largest lake in Turkey. The lake is shallow and extremely saline. During the summer, most of the water in the lake dries up and exposes an average of 30 cm thick salt layer. During winter part of the salt is re-dissolved in the fresh water that is introduced to the lake by precipitation and surface runoff.

Several other lakes can be observed nearby: the reservoir created by the Hirfanlı Dam, just north of Lake Tuz, and Lakes Beyşehir and Eğirdir, to the southwest. The former is dark blue in color while the latter two are green from sediments.