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Sediments in Lakes Huron, Erie and St. Clair, USA and Canada – January 6th, 2012

42.4N 82.6W

January 6th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

USA and Canada - December 26th, 2011

This image shows two of the five North American Great Lakes: Lake Erie (below) and Lake Huron (above). Between the two is Lake St. Clair, part of the Great Lakes system but not actually considered one of the Great Lakes.

Lake Erie is clouded by tan sediments, concentrated primarily along the shores and in the western section. Lake St. Clair also shows many sediments in its waters, particularly the section portion. Lake Huron is mostly sediment free, particularly in the northern reaches (visible in the full image),  although some can be seen lining the southern shorelines and in Saginaw Bay, to the southwest.

Lakes in Central Highlands of Tasmania, Australia

41.8S 146.7E

February 28th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Australia - January 16th, 2011

Several lakes can be observed in the center of the island of Tasmania, Australia. The irregularly shaped lake near the image center is Great Lake, a half man made lake located within the sparsely inhabited Central Highlands municipality.

Other nearby bodies of water include Arthurs Lake to the east and Lake Echo to the southwest. Lake King William (below) and Lake St Clair (above) can be observed west of Lake Echo.

Sediments in Lakes Huron, Erie and St. Clair, USA and Canada

42.3N 83W

November 26th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Sediments

USA - November 9th, 2010

Sediments are present in the North American Great Lakes, turning their waters various shades of blue and green. Lake Huron (above) shows some bluish sediments along the  southeastern coast and greenish sediments in a bay to the west, but the central parts of the lake are deeper and dark blue.

All of the visible waters of Lake Erie (below), on the other hand, are clouded by green and tan sediments, as are those of the smaller Lake St. Clair (between Erie and Huron). The city of Detroit, Michigan, USA, can be seen west of the lake.

Sediments in Lakes Erie, Huron and St. Clair, USA and Canada

42.3N 83W

November 17th, 2010 Category: Lakes

USA - November 8th, 2010

Lake Erie (below), one of the North American Great Lakes, is full of greenish swirls from sediments. Lake Huron (above) also shows some sediments along the coast, but the waters further away from the shoreline are much clearer.

Visible between the two great lakes is the smaller Lake St. Clair, also containing swirls of sediments. The city of Detroit, Michigan, USA, can be seen west of the lake. The land to its east, on the other hand, belongs to the province of Ontario, Canada.

Sediments in Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and Lake Huron Near Detroit

42.3N 83W

October 21st, 2010 Category: Lakes, Sediments

USA and Canada - October 14th, 2010

Lake St. Clair, the heart-shaped lake in the upper right quadrant, and the western extreme of Lake Erie (lower right quadrant), appear various shades of blue and green due to the presence of sediments.

The city of Detroit in Michigan, USA, and its surrounding suburban areas can be seen extending westwards from the spot where the two lakes, meet. The land between the two lakes (on the right side of the image), on the other hand, belongs to the province of Ontario, Canada.

Upon opening the full image, parts of Lake Huron can be observed as well. The lake’s Saginaw Bay, to the upper left, is filled with bright green sediments. It is located on the eastern side of the state of Michigan and has an area of 1143 sq mi.