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Smoke Over the Ukraine from Fires in the Balkans

48.8N 26.9E

September 22nd, 2012 Category: Fires, Rivers

Europe – September 3rd, 2012

Smoke from fires in the Balkans blows over the high ridges of the Carpathian Mountains (left) in Romania and over the Ukraine. Visible in the lower right quadrant is the Black Sea, with the Danube Delta visible as a green triangular area on the Romania-Ukraine border.

Smoke from Balkan Fires West of Carpathian Mountains

42.3N 20.1E

September 19th, 2012 Category: Fires, Mountains

Europe – September 2nd, 2012

Smoke from fires in the Balkans blows northward over Europe. Visible to the east of the cloud of smoke is the distinctive green, backwards S-shape of the Carpathian Mountains, which run through the Czech Republic in the northwest, through Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine, to Romania in the east and on to the Iron Gates on the River Danube between Romania and Serbia in the south.

Dense Cloud of Smoke from Fires in Croatia – September 12th, 2012

42.3N 19.5E

September 12th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Croatia and Romania – August 30th, 2012

As Croatia experiences one its hottest summers in history fires have been spreading along the popular southern coast, affecting local tourism. Here, a thick cloud of smoke billows from the fires, reaching as far as Greece and across the Adriatic to southern Italy. Visible in the upper part of the image is the inverse S-shaped curve of the Carpathian Mountains, in Romania and other Central-Eastern European Nations.

Black Sea, from the Danube Delta to the Shores of Georgia – April 16th, 2012

43.0N 35.0E

April 16th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Black Sea - March 18th, 2012

This image shows the entirety of the Black Sea, located in an elliptical depression which lies between Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. Visible on the western shores of the immense lake is the delta of the Danube River; sediments can be seen flowing from the delta into the sea. To the north, the Sea of Azov, northeast of the Crimean Peninsula and connected to the Black Sea via the Strait of Kerch, is partially covered in ice. The eastern part of the sea, near Georgia, is partially obscured by clouds.


Sediments Along Black Sea Coast – October 21st, 2011

45.0N 24.9E

October 21st, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Greece - October 20th, 2011

Thick greenish sediments line the coast of the Black Sea, stretching from Romania (above) to Turkey (right). The shoreline of the Aegean Sea, to the south, is much clearer.

Of note in the upper part of the image is the inverse S-shape of the Carpathian Mountains, stretching mainly across Romania and Bulgaria. The terrain in Greece (lower left quadrant) and Turkey (lower right quadrant) is also quite mountains, although with valleys that are much less extensive than those east of the Carpathians.