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Sediments from Thames, Scheldt and Elbe Rivers in North Sea – March 23rd, 2011

54.0N 4.4E

March 23rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

UK, Netherlands, Germany - March 19th, 2011

Sediments spill forth through the Thames Mouth, the estuary in which the River Thames, in the United Kingdom, meets the waters of the North Sea. The river drains a catchment area of 4,995 sq mi (12935.77 km2) or 5,924 sq mi (15,343 km2) if the River Medway is included as a tributary.

Here, the sediments change from tan to green in color as they diffuse into the North Sea, also creating interesting linear and paisley patterns in the waters. Golden sediments from the Scheldt River (in the Netherlands, below) and brown sediments from the River Elbe (in Germany, upper right) can also be seen adding to the mix.

Maritime Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands

51.5N 3.8E

June 10th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Netherlands - April 18th, 2010

Netherlands - April 18th, 2010

Zeeland is a maritime province in southwestern Netherlands. It occupies the delta lands of the Scheldt (Schelde) and Maas (Meuse) rivers. The province comprises Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen, a strip of the Flanders mainland between the Westerschelde (Western Scheldt) and Belgium, plus six islands.

These islands are Schouwen en Duiveland, Tholen, Noord-Beveland, Walcheren, Zuid-Beveland, and Sint Philipsland. None of these has preserved a true insular character, all being connected to each other or to Noord-Brabant province inland by dams or bridges.

The Port of Antwerp and the Scheldt River, Belgium and the Netherlands

51.2N 4.3E

October 8th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Netherlands - August 31st, 2009

Netherlands - August 31st, 2009

This image focuses on the Dutch province of Zeeland, with the terrain of southwestern Netherlands and northwestern Belgium visible inland. Zeeland consists of a number of islands and a strip bordering Belgium.

The entire province of Zeeland is a large river delta situated at the mouth of several major rivers. Here, large quantities of sediments are being spilled into the North Sea from the Scheldt, a 350 km long river that runs from northern France, through western Belgium and across southwestern part of the Netherlands.

Following the Scheldt inland just beyond the beginning of the estuary, the city of Antwerp, Belgium, can be seen. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,449 km2 (559 sq mi) with a total of 1,190,769 inhabitants as of 2008. The port area of the city appears as a series of dark blue lines surrounded by the tan and grey of urban constructions.

The Western Scheldt, Netherlands and Antwerp, Belgium – June 27th, 2009

June 27th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Netherlands and Belgium - May 30th, 2009

Netherlands and Belgium - May 30th, 2009

Golden yellow sediments pour into the North Sea off the coasts of the Netherlands (above) and Belgium (below). The greatest concentration of these is coming from the Western Scheldt.

The Western Scheldt (or Westerschelde in Dutch) is the estuary of the Scheldt River, located in the province of Zeeland in the southwestern Netherlands.

This river once had several estuaries, but the others are disconnected from the Scheldt, leaving the Westerschelde as its only direct way to the North Sea.

The estuary is used as an important shipping route to the port city of Antwerp, Belgium, identifiable as a tan area on the river to the right of the image center. The city’s metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,449 km².

Sediments Ripple Outwards from Scheldt River, Netherlands

51.5N 3.8E

May 26th, 2009 Category: Rivers

The Netherlands - May 11th, 2009

The Netherlands - May 11th, 2009

Zeeland is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south-west of the country. It consists of a number of islands along the North Sea and a strip of land bordering Belgium.

Large parts of Zeeland are below sea level, kept dry by dikes. Its area is about 2930 km², of which almost 1140 km² is water.

In fact, the province of Zeeland is actually a large river delta situated at the mouth of several major rivers. The main river is the Scheldt, seen here as it discharges tan sediments into the sea.