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Northern Europe at End of Winter – March 21st, 2011

57.1N 7.9E

March 21st, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Northern Europe - March 19th, 2011

As the northern hemisphere winter comes to a close, we find this clear image of northern Europe. Above, Norway (left) and Sweden (right) are still covered by snow.

Below, Denmark (center), Germany (center, right) and the Netherlands (left) are snow free, although partially veiled by clouds. In the lower left corner, part of England can be observed. Sediments trail out from the Thames River and into the North Sea.


Wide-swath View of the United Kingdom – September 25th, 2009

51.5N 0.1W

September 25th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

United Kingdom - August 28th, 2009

United Kingdom - August 28th, 2009



Scottish coast

Scottish coast



The main image here is an orthorectified wide-swath ASAR (radar) image of three of the four countries in the United Kingdom: England, Scotland and Wales. It is possible to observe this large area due to the fact that the swath is five times wider than a normal IMM image.

The close-ups, on the other hand, concentrate on smaller sections of the countries. The first close-up shows the mountainous coastline and lochs of northern Scotland.

The second shows the capital city of London, England on the Thames River. Some ships can be seen in the Thames Estuary.

Finally, the third close-up depicts the River Severn flowing into the Bristol Channel near the city of Cardiff, Wales.

Coastline of United Kingdom and Ireland – May 29th, 2009

54.5N 6.3W

May 29th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

United Kingdom and Ireland - May 11th, 2009

United Kingdom and Ireland - May 11th, 2009

This virtually cloudless view of the United Kingdom and Ireland gives a clear of the countries’ coastlines, particularly in Scotland (upper left). While the northern coastlines are mostly clear, those to the south are flanked by sediments.

The River Severn, on the border of Wales and England, is spilling dark brown sediments into the Bristol Channel. At the same time, on the other side of the island nation, the River Thames is discharging tan sediments into the North Sea.

Inland, most of the terrain appears dark green or brown, though several areas stand out, including the tan colored Dartmoor (below the River Severn).

This is an area of moorland in the centre of Devon, England, covering 954 square kilometres (368 sq mi). The moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops (known as tors), providing habitats for wildlife.

Lake Saint Clair: A Little Lake Amongst the Greats – April 29th, 2009

April 29th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Lake Saint Clair - April 9th, 2009

Lake Saint Clair - April 9th, 2009

Lake St. Clair is a lake that lies between Ontario, Canada, and Michigan in the United States, located about 6 miles (9.7 km). The southwestern portion of the lake shore is lined by the wealthy eastern suburbs of Detroit, USA and Windsor, Canada.

Approximately 430 square miles (1,100 km2) in area, the lake is part of the Great Lakes system; however, because of its relatively small size, it is very rarely included in enumerations of the Great Lakes.

Along with the St. Clair River and Detroit River, Lake St. Clair connects Lake Huron (to the north) and Lake Erie (to the south). Here, green and tan sediments are present in both lakes, creating the colored paisley patterns visible on their surface.

The lake is 26 miles (42 km) from north to south and 24 miles (39 km) from east to west. It is a very shallow lake with an average depth of about 11 feet (3.4 m), and a maximum natural depth of 21.3 feet (6.5 m), although it is 27 feet (8.2 m) deep in the navigation channel which has been dredged for freighter passage.

The lake is fed from Lake Huron at its north by the St. Clair River, which has an extensive delta, the largest within the Great Lakes system. The Thames River and Sydenham River enter the lake from the east in Southwestern Ontario, and the Clinton River enters from Michigan on the west. The lake is drained on its southwest end into Lake Erie by the Detroit River.

London and Thames River, United Kingdom – January 11th, 2009

January 11th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

London and Thames River, United Kingdom - November 21st, 2008

London and Thames River, United Kingdom - November 21st, 2008

In this radar image we are able to see through the clouds, that usually obscure our view of this area, down upon the city of London.

The most populated areas of London and Greater London are whitest, while the Thames River is visible as a black strand snaking its way through the center.

As the river widens it becomes lighter grey in color, until it opens up into Thames Bay on the right.