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Fire Near Lake Geneva, Switzerland

46.4N 6.5E

May 12th, 2012 Category: Fires, Lakes, Mountains

Italy, Switzerland, France - May 11th, 2012

The Alps, covered in snow, arch across the upper part of this image, marking the border between Italy (right) and Switzerland (above, left) and France (below, left). A plume of smoke from a fire near Lake Geneva blows southward and then curves to the west, trailing out over the Mediterranean Sea.

Lake Geneva at the Foot of the Alps, Western Europe

46.4N 6.5E

January 2nd, 2012 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Western Europe - December 26th, 2011

The peaks of the Alps are capped in snow in this winter image focusing on Italy, France and Switzerland. Visible at the foot of the Alps on the Swiss-French border is Lake Geneva, one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. Just under 60% of the lake is in Swiss territory, and just over 40% in French territory.

Lake Geneva, formed by a retreating glacier, has a crescent shape that narrows around Yvoire on the southern shore. It can thus be divided figuratively into the “Grand Lac” (Large Lake) to the east and the “Petit Lac” (Small Lake) to the west. The Chablais Alps border its southern shore, the western Bernese Alps lie over its eastern side.

Vegetation Index of France, Switzerland and Germany

October 27th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

France - October 26th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Europe, focusing on France, Switzerland and southern Germany. Lake Geneva stands out near the foot of the Alps just right of the center.

The vegetation index is generally good (green) throughout the image, with some areas of lower activity (yellow) to the southwest and some areas of higher activity (rusty red) near the center.

Contrails and Snow-Capped Alps in Europe – September 22nd, 2011

45.2N 10.3E

September 22nd, 2011 Category: Clouds, Lakes, Mountains

Italy - September 21st, 2011

This image focuses on Italy, with neighbors France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia also partially visible (clockwise from left). The islands of Corsica (France, above) and Sardinia (Italy, below) can also be observed in the Mediterranean Sea.

One of the most striking features of this image are the snow-capped Alps, with lakes such as Lake Garda (center) and Lake Geneva (left) at their feet. The Adriatic Coast of Italy is lined with green sediments. Also of note are the series of condensation trails (contrails) from passing airplanes that have left a criss-crossed set of lines in the air over the sea.

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.

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