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Italy and Croatia’s Northern Adriatic Sea Coastlines – April 1st, 2011

45.0N 14.0E

April 1st, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Italy and Croatia - March 23rd, 2011

Green sediments spill forth from the mouth of the River Po, a delta projecting into the Adriatic Sea near Venice, and line Italy’s eastern shoreline. The River Po has a drainage area of 74,000 km², most of which is in Italy.

The Croatian shoreline, on the other side of the Adriatic Sea, is mostly sediment free and flanked by many islands. The sediments on the Italian side do not pass the peninsula of Istria on the Croatian side.


Po Valley and Sediments Along Adriatic Coast, Italy

44.2N 12.4E

October 16th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Italy - August 27th, 2010

The valley around the River Po, in northern Italy, appears as a large, flat brownish green area between the steep Alps to the north and the long chain of the Apennines to the south.

Lake Garda can also be seen at the foot of the Alps. Further to the southeast, sediments line the eastern coast of the Italian Peninsula between the mouth of the River Po and the Gargano Peninsula (near right edge).

Italian Peninsula and Nearby Islands – July 19th, 2010

45.5N 10.6E

July 19th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Italy - July 4th, 2010

Italy - July 4th, 2010

Two ranges of mountains can be observed in this image of Italy: the Alps, capped with snow and shaped like an arch in the upper left quadrant, and the Apennine Mountains, in a line down the backbone of the Italian Peninsula.

The large valley south of the Alps is that of the River Po. Sediments from the river add a greenish hue to the Adriatic Sea, on the right side of the peninsula.

Several lakes can also be observed, including the dark blue Lake Garda at the foot of the alps, and a cluster of lakes near Rome, on the Tyrhennian side of the peninsula. These are Lake Bracciano (closest to Rome), Lake Bolsena (northwest of the former) and Lake Trasimeno (greenish blue and closer to the Apennines).

Several large islands can also be seen: Sicily, near the southern tip of the Italian peninsula, and Corsica (above) and Sardinia (below), left of the image center. Corsica belongs to France, while the other two belong to Italy.

Sediments in Gulf of Venice and Cities Along West Coast of Italian Peninsula

42.5N 12.5E

July 7th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Sediments, Volcanoes

Italy - June 30th, 2010

Italy - June 30th, 2010

Clouds hang over the Apennine Mountains, the mountain chain running down the backbone of the Italian Peninsula. Other areas, such as the valley of the River Po to the north, are unobscured.

In the full image, sediments spilling from the Po Delta tinge the waters of the Adriatic Sea a greenish color. Sediments can also be seen north of the delta, in the Venetian Lagoon and Gulf of Venice.

On the western side of the peninsula, the cities of Naples, near Mount Vesuvius, and Rome, near Lake Bracciano, appear as greyish brown areas by the coast. Two other lakes can be observed near Rome: Lake Bolsena (northwest of Lake Bracciano) and Lake Trasimeno (greenish blue).

Mountains of the Italian Peninsula – June 17th, 2010

41.8N 12.4E

June 17th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains, Rivers

Italy - June 6th, 2010

Italy - June 6th, 2010

Italy, located in south-central Europe, comprises the boot-shaped peninsula extending far into the Mediterranean Sea as well as Sicily (visible in the lower left corner), Sardinia, and a number of smaller islands. The capital is Rome (central west coast).

Italy has an area of 116,346 sq mi (301,336 sq km) and a population (2009 est.) of 60,325,000. More than three-fourths of the country is mountainous or highland country. The Alps stretch from east to west along Italy’s northern boundary, and the Apennines stretch southward the length of the peninsula. Most of the country’s lowlands lie in the valley of its major river, the Po (visible to the North upon opening the full image).

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