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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.

Cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the Netherlands

51.9N 4.4E

December 15th, 2010 Category: Rivers

The Netherlands - December 8th, 2010

This image shows the city of Amsterdam (top center), in the west of the Netherlands. The river Amstel terminates in the city centre and connects to a large number of canals that eventually terminate in the IJ. Amsterdam is connected to the North Sea through the long North Sea Canal.

The city of Rotterdam, also in the west of the Netherlands, is visible in the lower left quadrant. The city and the greater Rotterdam area are situated at the end of the Rhine Delta. The port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe.

Rhine River in Germany

51.2N 6.7E

June 15th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Germany - June 2nd, 2010

Germany - June 2nd, 2010

This APM (Alternate Polarization Medium resolution) image shows the Rhine River in Germany.

Germany has an area of 137,882 sq mi (357,114 sq km) and a population of (2009 est.) 82,000,000. The capital is Berlin. The land is generally flat in the north and hilly in the northeast and central region, rising to the Bavarian Alps in the south. The Rhine River basin dominates the central and western part of the country.

APM is an ASAR (radar) mode that acquires two signals simultaneously, generating two grayscale images. The result is a combination of those two images, which highlights the similarities and differences between them.

Strasbourg Near the France-Germany Border – May 3rd, 2010

May 3rd, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Germany and France - April 28th, 2010

Germany and France - April 28th, 2010

Strasbourg (appearing here as a grey area in the central lower part of this image) is situated in France (left) on the Ill River, where it flows into the Rhine on the border with Germany (right), across from the German town Kehl.

The city is situated in the Upper Rhine Plain, approximately 20 km (12 mi) east of the Vosges Mountains and 25 km (16 mi) west of the Black Forest. Winds coming from either direction being often deflected by these natural barriers, the average annual precipitation is low and the perceived summer temperatures can be inordinately high.

The defective natural ventilation also makes Strasbourg one of the most atmospherically polluted cities of France, although the progressive disappearance of heavy industry on both banks of the Rhine, as well as effective measures of traffic regulation in and around the city are showing encouraging results.

River IJssel Flowing into the Ketelmeer, the Netherlands

52.5N 5.7E

February 5th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Netherlands - January 3rd, 2010

Netherlands - January 3rd, 2010

The River IJssel, sometimes called Gelderse IJssel to avoid confusion with its Hollandse IJssel namesake in the west of the Netherlands, is a branch of the Rhine in the Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel. Here, it flows more or less vertically across the image, just left of the middle.

River IJssel flows from Westervoort, east of the city of Arnhem, until it discharges into the IJsselmeer. River IJssel is one of the three major distributary branches into which the Rhine divides itself shortly after crossing the German-Dutch border. As a lowlands river, the IJssel has a lot of bends and naturally occurring dead branches.

Here, it can be seen flowing into the Ketelmeer, a lake between the polders Noordoostpolder and Oostelijk Flevoland, which connects the river IJssel to the lake IJsselmeer. The Ketelmeer has a size of 3500 hectare, most of which is in the province Flevoland, but the river delta of the IJssel is in the province Overijssel.