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East Anglian Plume Stretching Out from Mouth of River Thames, UK

51.6N 1.6E

February 9th, 2013 Category: Sediments

UK – January 27th, 2013

The trail of sediments spilling out of the mouth of the River Thames, east of London (below the center of this image), and northeast across the North Sea is a phenomenon known as the East Anglian Plume. The plume is strongest during the winter months.

Coastal Features and Sediments, United Kingdom, Ireland and France

51.5N 0.1W

August 13th, 2012 Category: Sediments

United Kingdom, Ireland and France – August 10th, 2012

While parts of England, Wales and Ireland are dotted by cloud cover, much of Scotland’s rocky coastline and mountainous terrain can be observed in the upper part of the image, as can northern France in the lower right quadrant. Visible near the right edge are sediments from the River Thames giving a green tinge to the waters along the coast of England. While the city of London is covered by clouds, Paris can be observed in the full image as a large grey area.

Sediments and Phytoplankton Bloom by United Kingdom Coast – May 23rd, 2012

52.6N 0.8E

May 23rd, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Rivers, Sediments

United Kingdom - May 22nd, 2012

A bright blue phytoplankton bloom, separated into two close yet separate areas, can be observed in the North Sea off the coast of the United Kingdom. Also visible by the coast are sediments from several rivers. Southwest of the phytoplankton bloom are sediments from the rivers Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse, in the Wash, the square-mouthed bay and estuary on the northwest margin of East Anglia on the east coast of England, where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire. It is among the largest estuaries in the United Kingdom. Further down the coast are sediments from the River Thames, east of London. On the opposite side of the island are sediments from the River Severn in the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel.

Sediments in East Anglian Plume Off Coast of United Kingdom

51.5N 0.1W

March 12th, 2012 Category: Clouds, Sediments

UK - March 11th, 2012

Not to be confused with snowfall, the landscape of southern England and northern France appear white in color due to popcorn clouds hanging over the land. Such clouds are often related to vapor produced from vegetation growth and thus hang over land but not over sea.

Also of interest in this image are sediments, mainly from the River Thames, stretching out into the Southern North Sea. This phenomenon is known as the East Anglian plume, a region of relatively high concentrations of sediments that develops eastward from eastern England across the Southern Bight during the winter. During the summer the plume concentrations are lower. The plume constitutes a major feature transporting sediment across the North Sea.

London on the River Thames, United Kingdom – December 25th, 2011

51.5N 0.1W

December 25th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

United Kingdom - December 22nd, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the city of London (left edge), situated on the River Thames. London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. The Thames runs roughly through the center of the city, splitting it into North and South.

Greater London covers an area of 1,579 square kilometres (610 sq mi), an area which had a population of 7,172,036 in 2001 and a population density of 4,542 people per square kilometre. A larger area, referred to as the London Metropolitan Region or the London Metropolitan Agglomeration covers an area of 8,382 square kilometres (3,236 sq mi) had a population of 12,653,500 and a population density of 1,510 people per square kilometre.