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Sediments from Tiber and Ombrone Rivers, Italy – February 10th, 2010

41.8N 12.4E

February 10th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Volcanoes

Italy - January 3rd, 2010

Italy - January 3rd, 2010

Sediments line the coast of Italy and flow into the Tyrrhenian Sea from rivers including the Tiber, which flows through  the city of Rome before entering the sea, and the Ombrone, which flows past the city of Grosseto. The mouth of the Tiber is visible releasing dark brown sediments in the lower right quadrant, while that of the Ombrone releases thick tan sediments near the left edge.

Three large lakes can also be seen (from top to bottom): Lake Trasimeno, which appears light blue near the upper edge, as well as Lake Bolsena and Lake Bracciano, both darker blue and closer to the center of the image. Appear 20 kilometers northwest of Lake Bolsena, in the southern Tuscany region, is Monte Amiata. It is the largest of the lava domes in the Amiata lava dome complex.

Rome, Between the Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy – December 19th, 2009

41.8N 12.4E

December 19th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Italy - November 17th, 2009

Italy - November 17th, 2009

The city of Rome appears as a grey area near the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is located in the Lazio (Latium) region of central Italy on the Tiber River. The city is also crossed by another river, the Aniene, which joins the Tiber north of the historic centre.

Although the city centre is about 24 km (14.9 mi) inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea, the city territory extends to the shore, where the south-western district of Ostia is located. The altitude of the central part of Rome ranges from 13 m (43 ft) above sea level (at the base of the Pantheon) to 139 m (456 ft) above sea level (the peak of Monte Mario).

The Commune of Rome covers an overall area of about 1,285 km2 (496 sq mi), including many green areas. Visible near the city in this image are three lakes (from top to bottom): Lake Trasimeno, Lake Bolsena and Lake Bracciano. The Apennine Mountains, capped with snow on a few peaks, are visible in the upper part of the image as well.

Rome and Lake Albano, Italy

41.7N 12.6E

August 13th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Italy - July 26th, 2009

Italy - July 26th, 2009

The city of Rome reaches from the sea to the mountains on the left side of this orthorectified image of central Italy. To compare this image to an uncorrected one of a similar area, please click here.

The two dark circles to the southeast of Rome are Lake Albano (left) and Lake Nemi (right), near Rocca di Papa. Lake Albano, the larger of the two, is a volcanic crater lake in the Alban Hills of Latium, 15 miles southeast of Rome, at a height of 961 feet (293 m) above sea level.

The lake is the deepest (170 m) in the province of Latium. It is about 3.5 km long by 2.3 km wide, formed by the overlapping union of two volcanic craters, an origin indicated by the ridge in its center, which rises to a depth of 70 meters.

Italy Hit by Storms on First Day of Summer

40.9N 14.0E

June 22nd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Italy - June 21st, 2009

Italy - June 21st, 2009

Summer got off to a tragic start in Italy as an atmospheric disturbance brought severe downpours, whirlwinds and rough seas, causing seven deaths in 36 hours.

The storms also disrupted transportation on land and sea, and city infrastructures were damaged by water and high winds.

At least half of the country was touched by storms, although the most affected regions were Apulia, Latium and Tuscany. Here, the skies over Italy gradually clear as the disturbance moves away.

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