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Bridges Spanning Bays by San Francisco, USA

37.7N 122.4W

November 10th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

California, USA - October 22nd, 2009

California, USA - October 22nd, 2009

The city of San Francisco, California, can be seen along the shores of the San Francisco Bay in this orthorectified image. A series of bodies of water are visible, as the San Francisco Bay (bottom right quadrant) is connected to the San Pablo Bay to the northwest, which in turn is joined with the Suisun Bay, above the image center.

The bridges spanning these bays appear as thin white or light grey lines in this ASAR image. These are, moving from the center to the lower right corner, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, and the Dumbarton Bridge.

Sediments in Interconnected San Francisco Bays, California, USA – October 26th, 2009

37.7N 122.4W

October 26th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

California, USA - August 25th, 2009

California, USA - August 25th, 2009

Sediments from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers flow through a group of interconnected bays in California often collectively referred to as the San Francisco Bay, before spilling out into the Pacific Ocean.

Along this path, the sediments actually flow first into Suisun Bay, which then flows through the Carquinez Strait to meet with the Napa River at the entrance to San Pablo Bay, which in turn connects at its south end to the true San Francisco Bay.

The cities of this region, including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, can be seen as grey areas near and along the shores of the bays.

Bridges of the San Francisco Bay Area – July 24th, 2009

37.7N 122.4W

July 24th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

USA - July 9th, 2009

USA - July 9th, 2009

This orthorectified image offers a sharp view of San Francisco and the Bay Area in California, USA. The large bay in the bottom right quadrant is the San Francisco Bay, which connects to the San Pablo Bay to the northwest, which in turn connects to the Suisun Bay, upper right quadrant.

Several bridges can be seen crossing these bays, including the famous Golden Gate Bridge, close to the center, the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, spanning the lower part of the San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, east of the Golden Gate, and the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, below San Pablo Bay.

Also of note is the San Francisco International Airport, whose main runways appears as a black cross on the western shores of the San Francisco Bay.

San Francisco Bay, California, USA

37.7N 122.4W

May 26th, 2009 Category: Rivers

San Francisco Bay, California, USA - May 12th, 2009

San Francisco Bay, California, USA - May 12th, 2009

San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining from approximately forty percent of California, USA, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean.

Technically, both rivers flow into Suisun Bay, which flows through the Carquinez Strait to meet with the Napa River at the entrance to San Pablo Bay, which connects at its south end to San Francisco Bay, although the entire group of interconnected bays are often referred to as “San Francisco Bay.”

The Bay covers somewhere between 400 and 1,600 square miles (1,040 to 4,160 square kilometers), depending on which sub-bays (such as San Pablo Bay), estuaries, wetlands, and so on are included in the measurement.

Here, the waters in the bay and sub-bays is tan from sediments. Further inland, the tan, silt-laden rivers stand out easily against the green and brown of the surrounding landscape.

The main part of the Bay measures 3 to 12 miles (5 to 20 km) wide east-to-west and somewhere between 48 miles (77 km) and 60 miles (97 km) north-to-south.

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