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Bays and Rivermouths Along Northwestern Coast of Russia – September 29th, 2009

68.0N 45.0E

September 29th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Russia - July 28th, 2009

Russia - July 28th, 2009

Bays by Kanin Peninsula

Bays by Kanin Peninsula

Several rivermouths and bays mark the shoreline of this area of northwestern Russia.

The land features visible include the edge of the Kola Peninsula (lower left corner), part of the Murmansk Oblast, the Kanin Peninsula (east of the former) in Nenets Autonomous Okrug, and the hooked southern tip of Mezhdusharskiy Island (top center) of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago.

Between the Kola and Kanin Peninsulas, the Mezen River empties tan sediments into Mezen Bay, with an area of 6,630 kmĀ², part of the White Sea (see close-up for more detailed view).

On the eastern side of the Kanin Peninsula, some sediments also frame the coast of Chesha Bay (Chiosha Bay), an inlet of the Barents Sea. The bay is 84 miles (135 km) wide and 62 miles (100 km) long (see close-up).

Continuing eastward along the coast, the Pechora River spills darker brown sediments into the Pechora Sea. This 1,809 km long river runs from the Ural Mountains to Nosovaya at the shores of the sea.

Cloud Vortex over Barents Sea

April 12th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Cloud vortex north of Russia - April 9th, 2009

Cloud vortex north of Russia - April 9th, 2009

Clouds begin to take on a spiralled pattern, forming a vortex over the Barents Sea, off the northern coast of Russia. Below the vortex, Kolguyev Island, Kanin Peninsula and Kola Peninsula are visible (from top to bottom on the right).

The White Sea is located between the Kola Peninsula and the Russian mainland. It is connected to the Barents Sea by Mezen Bay, between the two peninsulas. Ice on the mainland side of these bodies of water is gradually melting away, while the shoreline of the Kola Peninsula is ice-free.