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Western Mediterranean Islands and Nations

39.6N 3.0E

December 27th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Mediterranean - December 22nd, 2011

This image shows the western Mediterranean Sea and nations surrounding it, including Italy (upper right corner) and Spain (lower left quadrant). France is mostly obscured by the clouds in the upper left quadrant, but Algeria is clearly visible below in the full image.

Several islands can also be seen: Sardinia (right edge), belonging to Italy, Corsica (north of former), belonging to France, and the Balearic Islands (just below center) of Spain, the largest of which is Majorca, with Minorca to its east and Ibiza and Formentera to its west.

The coastlines are mostly sediment free, although some greenish sediments can be seen by the Ebro Delta on the coast of Spain and in the Ligurian Sea near Genova off the Italian coast.

Sediments Along Adriatic Coast, Italy – October 22nd, 2011

42.8N 12.1E

October 22nd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Italy - October 18th, 2011

Sediments line the eastern coast of Italy, along the Adriatic Sea. By the western coast, an area of convection can be observed over the Gulf of Genoa (Golfo di Genova), the northernmost part of the Ligurian Sea.

Also of note is the partially snow-capped arch of the Alps in the upper part of the image. South of the mountains is the valley of the River Po, in northern Italy. The terrain becomes mountainous once more (the Apennines) as one moves southward along the backbone of the Italian peninsula.

Coastal Tuscany: Elba Island and the Monte Argentario Peninsula, Italy

42.4N 11.1E

September 20th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Italy - July 26th, 2009

Italy - July 26th, 2009

Two interesting features can be noted near and along the coast of Italy: the island of Elba (near left edge) and the Monte Argentario peninsula (below center).

Elba is part of the Italian region of Tuscany and is situated between the Tyrrhenian Sea and Ligurian Sea, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the coastal town of Piombino.

It is the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, and the third largest island in Italy after Sicily and Sardinia. The island’s terrain is quite varied, with mountains in the west, while the central part of the island is a mostly flat.

Monte Argentario is a peninsula and municipality that is also part of Tuscany, located about 150 km south of Florence and about 35 km south of Grosseto. The landscape and the coast are mainly rocky.

The peninsula is connected with the mainland by three dams which form two lagoons, the Laguna di Ponente on the west side and the Laguna di Levante on the east side of the middle dam.

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