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Haze Over Northwestern Italy

44.8N 9.1E

April 17th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Sediments

Italy – April 17th, 2013

A haze hangs over the northwestern part of Italy, over the Po Valley and along the coast to the French border, also spilling over the Mediterranean Sea towards the island of Corsica. Visible on the other side of the Italian peninsula, in the Adriatic Sea, are green sediments and algae spilling forth from the mouth of the Po River.

Haze from Po Valley to Apulia Coast, Italy

45.4N 9.1E

March 5th, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Clouds

Italy – March 4th, 2013

Haze hangs over the Po Valley of northern Italy, hemmed in between the Alps to the north and the Apennines to the southeast. It also spreads southeastward past the Po Delta, and then frames Italy’s Adriatic Coast, reaching southward to the shoreline of the Apulia Region.

The source of the haze could be fires, fog, or smog and air pollution. Air pollution is one important factor in climate change in Italy. Air pollutants arise from biomass burning, urban-industrial and natural sources. Under certain atmospheric circulation configurations, long-range or trans-boundary transport of pollutants, including aerosols, carbon monoxide, ozone, desert dust, mould spores and pesticide may occur over large distances and over time scales of typically four to six days (click here for more information).

 

Snowfall on the Alps, Italy – January 6th, 2013

45.5N 10.6E

January 6th, 2013 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Italy – December 28th, 2012

Snow rests on the crests of the Alps, in northern Italy, while the peaks of the Apennines, running down the center of the country, are mostly snow-free. Lake Garda can be seen at the foot of the Alps, the southern part of its basin reaching towards the Po Valley, which flanks the River Po and is nestled between the Alps and the northern segment of the Apennines.

Haze Over Po Valley and Sediments Along Adriatic Coast, Italy – April 27th, 2012

44.3N 11.2E

April 27th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Mountains, Sediments

Italy - April 14th, 2012

Haze can be observed in the western part of the Po Valley, south of the Alps, in Italy. It extends southward over the Gulf of Genoa, towards the islands of Corsica (above, belonging to France) and Sardinia (below, belonging to Italy). Following the Po Valley to the east, sediments can be seen entering the Adriatic Sea near Venice. Sediments line most of the eastern coast of Italy, giving it a greenish blue frame, while the western coast is mostly sediment free.

Lakes Garda and Constance Near the Alps

45.4N 9.1E

March 26th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Italy - December 26th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the contours of the Alps, in northern Italy, as well as parts of Switzerland and Austria. Visible in the Po Valley south of the mountains is the city of Milan, appearing as a large, circular, white area.

Also visible near the foot of the mountains are several lakes: Lake Garda, in Italy, near the center of the image, and Lake Constance, shared by Germany, Switzerland and Austria, in the upper left corner. The Rhine River flows into Lake Constance from the south following the Austro-Swiss border.

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