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Sediments in Irish Sea and English Channel – April 3rd, 2011

52.7N 5.6W

April 3rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

United Kingdom, Ireland, France - March 23rd, 2011

Sediments color the waters of the Irish Sea (left, between Ireland and Great Britain), the English Channel (center right, between England and France) and the North Sea (upper right, beyond the Channel).

The sediments trailing out into the North Sea come from the River Thames, and are quite concentrated in the river’s estuary. On the opposite coast, to the west, darker tan sediments from the River Severn flow into the Bristol Channel.

Sediments near the coast of France come from rivers such as the Couesnon (left of the large peninsula) and the Seine (right of the peninsula).

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.

Sediments Along the West and North Coasts of France

47.2N 2.2W

July 9th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments

France - June 29th, 2010

France - June 29th, 2010

Tan sediments are released from several rivers along the west and north coasts of France. The most evident is the Gironde Estuary, in the lower righthand corner. Sediments from both the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers pour into this estuary and then into the Atlantic Ocean.

Moving northward up the coast, sediments can also be seen coming from the mouth of the Loire River, by St Nazaire. Moving around the peninsula to the north coast, tan sediments also spill from the Couesnon River into an estuary by Mont Saint-Michel.

Finally, at the top right, the River Seine can be seen winding its way towards the coast. Best observed in the full image, this river spills sediments into the Bay of the Seine in the English Channel near Le Havre.

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.

French Rivers Spilling Sediments into the Bay of Biscay and English Channel – April 14th, 2010

47.2N 2.2W

April 14th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

France - March 5th, 2010

France - March 5th, 2010

Sediments from various rivers release thick tan sediments off the coast of France into the Bay of Biscay (left) and the English Channel (above).

Along the west coast, these sediments come from the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers, released through the Gironde Estuary near Bordeaux (lower right quadrant), and from the Loire River, whose mouth is located at St Nazaire, near Nantes. With a length of 1,013 kilometres (629 mi), the Loire is the longest river in France.

Moving northward from the mouth of the Loire, the Couesnon River is visible releasing sediments on France’s north coast in an estuary at Mont Saint-Michel. Finally, the mouth of the River Seine can be seen by Le Havre, near the upper right corner, spilling sediments into the Bay of the Seine in the English Channel.

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