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Sediments from Don and Yeya Rivers in Taganrog Bay, Russia – June 24th, 2010

46.9N 38.2E

June 24th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Russia and Ukraine - June 2nd, 2010

Russia and Ukraine - June 2nd, 2010

Sediments line the coasts of the Taganrog Bay, the northeastern arm of the Sea of Azov. They appear greyish brown in color near the mouth of the Don River (upper right).

Moving south, the sediments in the smaller bay near Yeysk, a port and the administrative center of Yeysky District of Krasnodar Krai, have a bright tan color. These sediments come from the mouth of the Yeya River, which is separated from the rest of the sea by the Yeya Spit, where Yeysk is situated.

Don River Entering Taganrog Bay, Russia and Ukraine – June 2nd, 2010

47.0N 38.8E

June 2nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Ukraine and Russia - April 28th, 2010

Ukraine and Russia - April 28th, 2010

Taganrog Bay or Taganrog Gulf is the northeastern arm of the Sea of Azov. At its northeast end is the mouth of the Don River. It has a length of about 140 km, is 31km wide at the mouth, and has a median depth of about 5 m.

The surrounding land belongs to Ukraine (upper left quadrant) and Russia (remainder of image). The bay generally freezes from December to May; however in this image taken in late April, it is completely clear of ice and its waters appear tinged green with sediments.

Its mouth is marked by the Dolgaya Spit on the south and the Belosaray Spit (Belosarayskaya Spit) on the north. It abounds in sandy spits that partly enclose shallow bays. The Rivers Don, Kalmius, Mius and Yeya fall into the Taganrog Bay.

The Dolgaya Spit Between Taganrog Bay and the Sea of Azov, Russia

46.6N 37.7E

November 6th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Russia - October 7th, 2009

Russia - October 7th, 2009

The Sea of Azov is bounded on the north by Ukraine (top), on the east by Russia (right) and on the west by the Crimean peninsula.

It is the shallowest sea in the world, with an average depth of 13 metres (43 ft) and maximum depth of 15.3 metres (50 ft), although some parts of it, such as Taganrog Bay (upper half of the image), the average depth is less than 1 metre (3 ft).

At the uppermost reaches of Taganrog Bay is the mouth of the Don River (top right), which can be seen here tinting the bay’s shallow waters green with sediments. Marking the lower limits of the bay, on the other hand, is the Dolgaya Spit.

The Dolgaya Spit is a sandy spit with a length of about 17 km and a width of about 500 m, appearing here as a thin, faint yellowish line extending northeastward from the peninsula in the center of the image.

Rivermouths Along the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea

45.0N 34.0E

September 21st, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Black Sea - August 16th, 2009

Black Sea - August 16th, 2009

The Dnieper River flows across Ukraine, first southeast then southwest, into the Black Sea. Further southwest along the shoreline, the mouth and delta of the Danube River can also be seen.

On the right, in Russia, the Don River spills through Taganrog Bay into the  Sea of Azov , which is in turn connected to the Black Sea through the Strait of Kerch.

Lying in the north central part of the Black Sea is the Crimean Peninsula, whose connection to the Ukrainian mainland via the Isthmus of Perekop is punctuated by the salty, marshy inlets of the Sivash Sea.

Both the Danube and the Dnieper can be seen releasing  some sediments into the Black Sea, although the concentration appears to heavier in the Sea of Azov near the mouth of the Don.

Don River Spilling Sediments into Sea of Azov

47.0N 39.4E

July 12th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - June 21st, 2009

Russia - June 21st, 2009

The Sea of Azov is the shallowest sea in the world with an average depth of 13 metres (43 ft) and maximum depth of 15.3 metres (50 ft).

In places where silt has built up, such as Taganrog Bay (above, center), the average depth is less than 1 metre (3 ft). Here, sediments from the Don River (top right quadrant) can be seen spilling into the bay, coloring its waters green, and gradually swirling downwards into the rest of the sea.

The prevailing current in the sea is a counter-clockwise swirl. Salinity varies from 1 to 15 parts per thousand (compared to 30 to 40 for the oceans) across the sea and with season.

The Strait of Kerch links the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea (below).

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