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Vegetation Index of United Kingdom and Ireland

53.2N 2.3W

November 12th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

UK and Ireland - November 12th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the United Kingdom and Ireland, in northern Europe. England, Scotland and Wales are separated from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland by the Irish Sea.

The index is generally good (green) throughout, although some areas of low activity (yellow) can be seen in southern Ireland and in Scotland (upon opening the full image). Patches of high activity (rusty red) are sparse.

Coastlines of United Kingdom and Ireland

54.9N 3.5W

July 9th, 2009 Category: Rivers, Snapshots

United Kingdom and Ireland - June 24th, 2009

United Kingdom and Ireland - June 24th, 2009

This image of the United Kingdom and Ireland is mostly clear, with only a dense area of clouds over southern Scotland and some patchy clouds hanging over the Republic of Ireland and southern England.

Along the coast, much of the water is tinted a soft greenish color from tan and green sediments spilling out of rivermouths, such as that of the River Severn (below).

However, one area off the coast between Scotland’s Outer Hebrides Archipelago and Northern Ireland (upper left quadrant) is bluish green not cue to sediments, but to a phytoplankton bloom.

Lough Neagh and Green Irish Terrain

May 31st, 2009 Category: Lakes

North Ireland - May 11th, 2009

North Ireland - May 11th, 2009

Lough Neagh is a freshwater lake in Northern Ireland (upper right quadrant). With an area of 392 square kilometres (151 square miles), it is the largest lake in the British Isles and ranks among the forty largest lakes of Europe.

Located twenty miles (30 km) to the west of Belfast, it is approximately twenty miles (30 km) long and nine miles (15 km) wide with an area of 392 square kilometres (151 square miles).

It is very shallow around the margins and the average depth in the main body of the lake is about 9 m (30 ft); although at its deepest the lough is about 25 metres (80 ft) deep.

Of the 4550 km² catchment area, around 9% lies in the Republic of Ireland and 91% in Northern Ireland. The bright green terrain of Northern Ireland and the northern part of the Republic of Ireland can be seen in this relatively cloud-free image.

Altogether 43% of the land area of Northern Ireland is drained into the lough, which itself flows out northwards to the sea via the River Bann. As one of its sources is the Upper Bann, the Lough can itself be considered a part of the Bann.

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