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Hamburg and Jutland Peninsula, Germany and Denmark – February 13th, 2012

53.5N 9.9E

February 13th, 2012 Category: Image of the day

Denmark - February 10th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the Jutland Peninsula, a peninsula in Europe, divided between Denmark and Germany. The Danish portion has an area of 29,775 km2 (11,496 sq mi) and a population of 2,513,601 (2007). Population density is 84 per km² (218 per sq.mi.). Its terrain is relatively flat, with heaths, plains and peat bogs in the west and a more elevated and slightly hilly terrain in the east.

The northernmost part of Jutland is separated by the Limfjord from the mainland, but is still commonly considered as part of the peninsula. It only became an island following a flood in 1825. The Danish Wadden Sea Islands and the German North Frisian Islands stretch along the southwest coast of Jutland in the German Bight.

Visible at the center of the bottom edge is Hamburg, located on the southern point of the Jutland Peninsula, directly between Continental Europe to its south, Scandinavia to its north, the North Sea to its west, and the Baltic Sea to its east. It is the second-largest city in Germany and the seventh-largest city in the European Union. The city is home to over 1.8 million people, while the Hamburg Metropolitan Region has more than 4.3 million inhabitants. Situated on the river Elbe, the port of Hamburg is the third-largest port in Europe (after the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Antwerp) and it is among the twenty largest in the world.

Large Sound of the Limfjord, in Northern Denmark – December 1st, 2011

56.7N 8.8E

December 1st, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Denmark - November 23rd, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the Limfjord, a shallow sound in Denmark that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of the Jutland Peninsula. It extends from Thyborøn Channel on the North Sea to Hals on the Kattegat.

The sound is approximately 180 kilometres long and of an irregular shape with several bays, narrowings, and islands, most notably Mors (left). It is deepest at Hvalpsund (24 metres). Its main port is Aalborg, visible as a bright white area at the right edge of the image.

Limfjord Sound on Jutland Peninsula, Denmark

56.8N 8.9E

June 10th, 2011 Category: Clouds

Denmark - May 23rd, 2011

This image focuses on the upper part of the Jutland Peninsula, in Denmark. Visible by the left edge are contrails (or condensation trails) caused by passing aircraft.

The body of water near the northern shores is the Limfjord, a shallow sound that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of the Jutland Peninsula.

The sound extends from Thyborøn Channel on the North Sea to Hals on the Kattegat. It is approximately 180 kilometres long and of an irregular shape with several bays, narrowings, and islands, most notably Mors.

 

Northern Jutland Peninsula, Denmark

54.7N 11.0E

October 22nd, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Denmark - September 29th, 2009

Denmark - September 29th, 2009

In the northernmost part of Denmark, on the Jutland Peninsula, lies the Limfjord (bottom left quadrant), a shallow sound in Denmark that extends from Thyborøn Channel on the North Sea to Hals on the Kattegat (center).

Offshore and northeast of Hals is Læsø, the largest island in the North Sea bay of Kattegat. It is located 19 kilometers (12 mi) off the Danish mainland.

Together with the island of Anholt (central right edge), Læsø belongs to the Danish “desert belt”; during the summer months there is so little rain that streams and ponds partly dry up.

The landmass visible in the upper right corner is part of Sweden. Gothenburg, the second largest Swedish city and the biggest sea port of the Nordic countries, can be seen here at the mouth of Göta Älv River.

Wide-swath Image of Denmark and Northern Germany – October 3rd, 2009

56.9N 9.0E

October 3rd, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Denmark - August 29th, 2009

Denmark - August 29th, 2009

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany

Danish coast

Danish coast

The main image here is an orthorectified wide-swath ASAR (radar) image of Denmark and northern Germany. The width of the swath is five times greater than that of a normal IMM image, making it possible to observe bigger areas.

One close-up focuses on the city of Hamburg, Germany, and the Elbe River flowing past it into the North Sea.

The other shows the Limfjord, a shallow sound in Denmark that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of Jutland Peninsula. Approximately 180 kilometres long and of an irregular shape with several bays, narrowings, and islands, it extends from Thyborøn Channel on the North Sea to Hals on the Kattegat.

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