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Islands and Sediments by Coast of the Netherlands

51.4N 3.8E

May 5th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Netherlands - May 2nd, 2011

In the upper right quadrant of this image of the Netherlands (Holland), greenish sediments and algal growth can be noted in the IJsselmeer and Markermeer, two large lakes separated by a dike, the Houtribdijk.

Continuing northward, brownish sediments can be observed in the Wadden Sea, between the Frisian Islands and the mainland.

Some other islands can be observed to the south, in the province of Zeeland. Located in the south-west of the country, the province consists of a number of islands (hence its name, meaning “sea-land”) and a strip bordering Belgium.

The province of Zeeland is a large river delta situated at the mouth of several major rivers. Most of the province lies below sea level and was reclaimed from the sea by inhabitants over time.

Afsluitdijk and Houtribdijk Delineating the IJsselmeer, Netherlands

52.7N 5.3E

March 13th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Netherlands - February 17th, 2011

This APM image shows the Afsluitdijk, a major causeway in the Netherlands, running 32 kilometers from North Holland province to Friesland province. It is visible here as a light green line separating the Wadden Sea (part of the North Sea, above) from the IJsselmeer (below).

Also visible near the bottom of the image is the Houtribdijk, a 30-kilometer-long dike connecting the cities of Lelystad and Enkhuizen. On one side of the dike is the Markermeer (bottom) and on the other is the IJsselmeer.

Island Province of Flevoland, the Netherlands – February 20th, 2011

52.5N 5.5E

February 20th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Netherlands - February 1st, 2011

This orthorectified image focuses on the Dutch province of Flevoland. It is located in the centre of the country, at the location of the former Zuiderzee, and consists of two large islands.

Two bodies of water can be observed in the upper part of the image. To the left is the Markermeer, a 700 km2 (270 sq mi) lake. It is separated from the other body of water, the 1100 km² IJsselmeer, by a dike called the Houtribdijk, visible as a faint grey line.

Canals and Dikes in the Netherlands

52.6N 5.3E

December 27th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

The Netherlands - December 19th, 2010

The full version of this APM image stretches from the West Frisian Islands (top), a chain of islands in the North Sea off the coast of the Netherlands, across the Wadden Sea to the IJsselmeer and the Markermeer, and finally to a series of almost parallel rivers.

The IJsselmer and Markermeer are large, shallow lakes, separated by dikes. The dikes appear as thin, light green lines in this image. Inland, canals also appear as thin, light green lines.

The eastern part of the city of Amsterdam can be observed as a bright green area in the full image at the edge of the Markermeer, on the Amstel River. The three other rivers to the south of the lakes and Amsterdam are (from north to south): the Lek River, Waal River and Maas River.

Dikes in the Netherlands: Afsluitdijk and Houtribdijk

52.9N 5.0E

December 21st, 2010 Category: Lakes

The Netherlands - December 8th, 2010

Several bodies of water in the Netherlands can be observed here: the Wadden Sea (top), the IJsselmeer (right) and the Markermeer (bottom, center). The latter two are shallow lakes, and appear covered in ice.

The Wadden Sea and the IJsselmeer are separated by the Afsluitdijk, a major causeway running from Den Oever on Wieringen in North Holland province, to the village of Zurich (mun. Wûnseradiel) in Friesland province.

The IJsselmeer and the Markermeer are separated by the Houtribdijk, a dike that connects the cities of Lelystad and Enkhuizen.