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Sediments of East Anglian Plume, United Kingdom

71.5N 23.4E

May 28th, 2013 Category: Sediments

United Kingdom – May 27th, 2013

There is seasonal variation in the suspended sediment distribution in the Southern North Sea. The East Anglian plume, a region of relatively high concentrations, develops eastward from eastern England across the Southern Bight during the winter. During the summer the plume concentrations are lower.

Scientists studying the fluxes within the plume suggest that 6.6×106 t of suspended matter was transported eastward in one year, with possible errors of ±50%. Comparison with published sediment budgets for the coastal area of eastern England shows that the plume constitutes a major feature transporting sediment across the North Sea (click here for more information).

Climate Change and the Danish Coastline – April 21st, 2013

56.0N 10.0E

April 21st, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Image of the day

Denmark- April 20th, 2013

The Danish coastline measures 4605 km, bordering the Baltic Sea in the east and the North Sea in the west. Along the western coast, the country consists of a large peninsula, Jutland. Denmark is known for its many islands as Zealand and Lolland as well as its hundreds of minor islands often referred to as the Danish Archipelago.

The main climate change risks for the coastal zones of Denmark are likely to come from increased rainfall and flash storms. Also, the loss of eco-systems or wetlands due to climate change deserves attention.

The main populated areas of Denmark vulnerable to coastal flooding and erosion are the municipalities of Lolland and Greve situated along the Baltic Sea as well as the west coast of Jutland which is exposed to the North Sea.

Salt marshes and dunes are commonly found along the Danish coastline, especially along the west coast of Jutland. The areas constitute important natural habitats for a large number of plant and animal species (click here for more information).

East Anglian Plume in Early Spring, United Kingdom – April 3rd, 2013

51.5N 1.0E

April 3rd, 2013 Category: Sediments

United Kingdom – April 2nd, 2013

The East Anglian plume is a stream of relatively high concentrations of suspended sediment that develops eastward from eastern England across the Southern Bight. The plume is a major source for sediment transport across the North Sea, but it is strongest during the winter and has lower concentrations during the summer. Here, in early spring, the plume is quite visible, although the exact concentrations can be discerned only through testing the water.

Seasonal Variations of Suspended Sediment in the East Anglian Plume, UK

51.5N 0.6E

March 5th, 2013 Category: Sediments

UK – March 5th, 2013

The East Anglian plume, a region of relatively high concentrations of suspended sediment, develops eastward from eastern England across the Southern Bight during the winter. Here, it can be seen as a stream of brown, golden and green hues spilling out of the Thames Estuary, east of London. During the summer the plume concentrations are lower. Despite these seasonal variations, the plume constitutes a major feature transporting sediment across the North Sea.

East Anglian Plume Stretching Out from Mouth of River Thames, UK

51.6N 1.6E

February 9th, 2013 Category: Sediments

UK – January 27th, 2013

The trail of sediments spilling out of the mouth of the River Thames, east of London (below the center of this image), and northeast across the North Sea is a phenomenon known as the East Anglian Plume. The plume is strongest during the winter months.

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