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Bay of Greifswald and Bay of Szczecin on the Baltic Sea, Germany and Poland

53.8N 14.3E

May 7th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Germany - April 28th, 2010

Germany - April 28th, 2010

Two large bays are visible in this image of northern Germany and the Baltic Sea: the Bay of Greifswald (upper left) and the Bay of Szczecin (center).

The Bay of Greifswald, with an area of 514 km², is the largest Bodden of the German Baltic coast. It has a heavily indented coastline, making it a bay of bays. It is also quite shallow, with an average depth of 5.6 m, and a maximum depth of 13.5 m.

The Bay of Szczecin (also called the Szczecin Lagoon and Oder lagoon, is a lagoon in the Oder estuary, shared by Germany and Poland. The lagoon is subdivided into the Kleines Haff (“small lagoon”) in the West and the Wielki Zalew (“great lagoon”) in the East.

The lagoon covers an area of 687 km², its natural depth is in average 3.8 meters, and 8.5 meters at maximum. The depth of shipping channels however can exceed 10.5 meters. Thus, the lagoon holds about 2.58 km3 of water.

The Jutland Peninsula, Denmark and Germany – September 26th, 2009

55.4N 11.7E

September 26th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Denmark - September 1st, 2009

Denmark - September 1st, 2009

Danish coast

Danish coast



Mainland Denmark and its islands occupy most of this mostly cloud-free image of northern Europe, with parts of northern Germany (below), northwestern Poland (lower right) and southern Sweden (top right) also visible.

The first close-up focuses on the Szczecin Lagoon in the Oder Estuary, on the border between Germany and Poland. It is separated from the Pomeranian Bay of the Baltic Sea by the islands of Usedom and Wolin.

Returning westward, Denmark consists of the peninsula of Jutland and 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand (Sjælland) and Funen (Fyn). The total coastline, including that of all the islands, is 7,314 kilometres (4,544 mi) long.

The second close-up focuses on the coast of the Jutland Peninsula, including the east and west coasts and the Danish and German territory. The Elbe River can be seen near the base of the peninsula, spilling greyish-brown sediments past the German city of Hamburg into the North Sea.

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