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Heavy Snow Across the United Kingdom

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January 28th, 2013 Category: Rivers

UK – January 26th, 2013

Much of the United Kingdom was affected by heavy snowfall last week. Here, snow can be seen blanketing southeast England, down to the sediment-laden Thames Estuary (bottom), east of London. Over seven centimeters of white powder were reported after the first night of snowfall. The snow caused hundreds of school closings, particularly in the Midlands, as well as road closures, and delays and cancellations for both trains and flights.

Sediments in English Channel and Gironde Estuary – March 31st, 2012

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March 31st, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

United Kingdom and France - March 28th, 2012

Sediments can be observed in the English Channel, separating the United Kingdom (above) from France (below, right), and along the western coast of France, particularly in the Gironde Estuary. The Gironde is formed from the meeting of the rivers Dordogne and Garonne just below the centre of Bordeaux. Covering around 635 km2 (245 sq mi), it is the largest estuary in western Europe.

Island of Jersey off Coast of Cotentin Peninsula, France

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December 26th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

France - December 22nd, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the island of Jersey, off the coast of the Cotentin Peninsula of France. Jersey, officially the Bailiwick of Jersey is a British Crown Dependency. Measuring 118.2 square kilometres (46 sq mi), including reclaimed land and intertidal zone, it is the largest and southernmost of the Channel Islands.

Jersey lies in the English Channel, approximately 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) from the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy, France, and approximately 87 nautical miles (161 km; 100 mi) south of Great Britain. Its a maximum land elevation of 136 m (446 ft).

The Cotentin Peninsula, also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula, is a peninsula in Normandy, forming part of the north-western coast of France. It juts out north-westwards into the English Channel, towards Great Britain. To its west lie the Channel Islands and to the southwest lies the Brittany Peninsula.

The peninsula lies wholly within the département of Manche, in the région of Basse-Normandie. It is part of the Armorican Massif and lies between the estuary of the Vire River and Mont Saint Michel Bay. It is divided into three areas: the headland of La Hague, the Cotentin Pass (Le Plain), and the valley of the Saire River (Val-de-Saire).

The largest town in the peninsula is Cherbourg on the north coast, a major cross-channel port. The western coast of the peninsula, known as la Côte des Îles (Coast of the Islands) faces the Channel Islands.