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Urban Areas of London and Birmingham, United Kingdom – October 19th, 2011

52.4N 1.8W

October 19th, 2011 Category: Image of the day

United Kingdom - October 12th, 2011

Cities and towns across the United Kingdom appear as white circles and dots throughout this wide-swath ASAR. The largest visible city is London, situated on the banks of the River Thames, just below the center of the image. It is the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures.

Visible to the northwest of London is the city of Birmingham. It is the most populous British city outside the capital London, with a population of 1,036,900 (2010 estimate), and lies at the heart of the West Midlands conurbation, the second most populous urban area in the United Kingdom with a population of 2,284,093 (2001 census). Birmingham’s metropolitan area, which includes surrounding towns to which it is closely tied through commuting, is also the United Kingdom’s second most populous with a population of 3,683,000.

Sediments from Rivers Thames and Severn, United Kingdom – September 29th, 2011

51.3N 1.4W

September 29th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

UK and France - September 28th, 2011

Greenish gold sediments pour from the River Thames, in England, through its estuary, and into the North Sea. From there, currents carry them northeastward, parallel to the coasts of France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

On the opposite side of the United Kingdom, reddish brown sediments from the River Severn flow into the Bristol Channel. The channel separates southern Wales from southwestern England.


Outskirts of London and Southend-on-Sea by Thames Estuary, United Kingdom – July 26th, 2011

51.5N 0.7E

July 26th, 2011 Category: Image of the day

UK - July 25th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the southeastern shores of England, United Kingdom. Partially visible as a white area at the far left are the city of London and its outskirts.

The River Thames can be seen flowing through the city and later widening into the Thames Estuary. The bright white area on the northern shores of the estuary is the city of Southend-on-Sea.

London and Sediments from the River Thames, United Kingdom

51.5N 0.1W

May 9th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

United Kingdom - May 2nd, 2011

The River Thames meanders its way through London, visible as a large grey area in the lower left quadrant, flows through the Thames Estuary, and into the North Sea.

Dense sediments carried by the river line the shores of the estuary and flow out into the sea, gradually appearing greener in color as they disperse.


Sediments from River Thames, UK, Extending into North Sea – April 19th, 2011

52.8N 0.2E

April 19th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

United Kingdom - April 8th, 2011

Sediments from the River Thames line the Thames Estuary, on the southeastern coast of England, and are carried northeastward into the North Sea by currents.

Sediments can also be seen along the coast further north, 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. It is fed by the Rivers Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse.