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Climate Change’s Effect on Lake Ladoga, Russia

60.7N 31.6E

May 4th, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Lakes

Russia – May 3rd, 2013

Lake Ladoga (center right), partially covered in ice, the largest freshwater lake in Europe, is a key stopover point for migratory birds on the North Atlantic flyway. Earlier arrival of songbirds at Lake Ladoga is a sign that spring is occurring earlier in Russia—one key impact of global warming.

Scientists found a correlation between warmer temperatures and earlier arrival of small migratory songbirds at sites across northern Europe.
Climate change has affected the coming of spring around the world: it arrived in the northern hemisphere on average 11 days earlier in 2000 compared to 1970.

Shifts in the timing of seasons vary substantially by species and location,  which could lead to broader ecological effects, such as disruptions in the food chain (click here for more information).

St. Petersburg Between Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga, Russia

60.0N 30.1E

December 18th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Estonia - December 11th, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the Gulf of Finland (left) and Lake Ladoga (right). Visible between the two bodies of water, on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, is St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Gulf of Finland is the easternmost arm of the Baltic Sea. It extends between Finland (to the north) and Estonia (to the south) all the way to Saint Petersburg in Russia, where the river Neva drains into it. Other major cities around the gulf include Helsinki and Tallinn (visible at the left edge).

Lake Ladoga is a freshwater lake located in the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwestern Russia, not far from Saint Petersburg. It is the largest lake in Europe, and the 14th largest lake by area in the world.

Land Around Lake Ladoga, Russia

60.7N 31.6E

June 29th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Russia - June 20th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the land around Lake Ladoga, a freshwater lake located in northwestern Russia, not far from Saint Petersburg.

It is the largest lake in Europe, and the 14th largest lake by area in the world. Many other smaller lakes appear as dark patches on the land nearby.

Lake Ladoga and Saint Petersburg in Northwestern Russia

59.9N 30.3E

June 15th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Russia - May 23rd, 2011

Lake Ladoga is a freshwater lake located in the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwestern Russia, not far from Saint Petersburg (visible as a grey area west of the lake, by the shores of the Gulf of Finland).

It is the largest lake in Europe, and the 14th largest lake by area in the world. The lake’s area is 17,891 km² (excluding the islands). Its length (north to south) is 219 km, average width is 83 km, average depth is 51 m, maximum depth is about 230 m (in the north-western part).

Separated from the Baltic Sea by the Karelian Isthmus, it drains into the Gulf of Finland via the Neva River. It is also part of the Volga-Baltic Waterway connecting the Baltic Sea with the Volga River.

White Sea and Hazy Skies Over Lakes Onega and Ladoga, Russia

61.6N 35.5E

August 18th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Russia - August 4th, 2010

Despite its dark blue color, the body of water in the upper left quadrant is known as the White Sea. It is an inlet of the Barents Sea on the northwest coast of Russia. It is surrounded by Karelia to the west, the Kola peninsula to the north, and the Kanin Peninsula to the northeast.

Two other bodies of water can also be observed to the south: Lake Onega and Lake Ladoga (lower left corner). The skies over these lakes appear slightly hazy due to smoke from wildfires in other parts of Russia (click here for previous articles).

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