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Coastal Features and Sediments, United Kingdom, Ireland and France

51.5N 0.1W

August 13th, 2012 Category: Sediments

United Kingdom, Ireland and France – August 10th, 2012

While parts of England, Wales and Ireland are dotted by cloud cover, much of Scotland’s rocky coastline and mountainous terrain can be observed in the upper part of the image, as can northern France in the lower right quadrant. Visible near the right edge are sediments from the River Thames giving a green tinge to the waters along the coast of England. While the city of London is covered by clouds, Paris can be observed in the full image as a large grey area.

English Channel and Sediments from Thames Estuary and Rhine-Meuse-Schelt Delta, Northern Europe

51.0N 1.4E

October 23rd, 2011 Category: Sediments

France - October 23rd, 2011

The English Channel is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates southern England (above, left) from northern France (center, below), and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. It is about 560 km (350 mi) long and varies in width from 240 km (150 mi) at its widest, to only 34 km (21 mi) in the Strait of Dover.

The Channel itself doesn’t show many sediments, but a greater quantity can be observed spilling from the Thames Estuary, England, and the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt Delta, in the Netherlands and Belgium, into the North Sea. Also of note near the bottom center is the city of Paris, France, appearing as a large grey area.

The Seine Flowing from Paris to Le Havre, France

48.8N 2.3E

February 11th, 2011 Category: Rivers

France - January 16th, 2011

The city of Paris, capital of France, appears as a large grey area at the center right of this image. The city covers a total area of 105.39 km2 (41 sq mi).

In the full image, the River Seine can be seen leaving the city and meandering northwestward towards Le Havre, where it empties into the English Channel. Here, golden tan sediments can be seen pouring out of the rivermouth.

France, from Paris to Bordeaux and the Gironde Estuary

October 18th, 2010 Category: Rivers

France - October 13th, 2010

Although the northern coast of France is mostly lined by clouds, the western coast can be observed clearly. Sediments are visible along much of the shoreline, the majority of which are being released by the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers, pouring first into the Gironde Estuary and then into the Atlantic Ocean.

The city of Bordeaux can be seen at the base of the estuary. Further up the coast, the city of Nantes can be seen on the Loire River. Finally, moving inland to the northeast, the city of Paris is visible on the River Seine. These cities all appear as grey areas on the otherwise green and tan terrain.

Paris Along the Banks of the River Seine, France – June 11th, 2010

48.8N 2.3E

June 11th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

France - May 29th, 2010

France - May 29th, 2010

This radar image shows  Paris, the capital of France.

Paris is located in the north-bending arc of the river Seine and includes two islands, the Île Saint-Louis and the larger Île de la Cité, which form the oldest part of the city. Overall, the city is relatively flat, and the lowest elevation is 35 m (115 ft) above sea level. Paris has several prominent hills, of which the highest is Montmartre at 130 m (427 ft).

Regarding the rest of the country, metropolitan France covers 547,030 square kilometres (211,209 sq mi), having the largest area among European Union members and slightly larger than Spain. France possesses a wide variety of landscapes, from coastal plains in the north and west to mountain ranges of the Alps in the south-east, the Massif Central in the south-central and Pyrenees in the south-west.