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East Anglian Plume in Early Spring, United Kingdom – April 3rd, 2013

51.5N 1.0E

April 3rd, 2013 Category: Sediments

United Kingdom – April 2nd, 2013

The East Anglian plume is a stream of relatively high concentrations of suspended sediment that develops eastward from eastern England across the Southern Bight. The plume is a major source for sediment transport across the North Sea, but it is strongest during the winter and has lower concentrations during the summer. Here, in early spring, the plume is quite visible, although the exact concentrations can be discerned only through testing the water.

Seasonal Variations of Suspended Sediment in the East Anglian Plume, UK

51.5N 0.6E

March 5th, 2013 Category: Sediments

UK – March 5th, 2013

The East Anglian plume, a region of relatively high concentrations of suspended sediment, develops eastward from eastern England across the Southern Bight during the winter. Here, it can be seen as a stream of brown, golden and green hues spilling out of the Thames Estuary, east of London. During the summer the plume concentrations are lower. Despite these seasonal variations, the plume constitutes a major feature transporting sediment across the North Sea.

East Anglian Plume by United Kingdom and Small Phytoplankton Bloom by Netherlands – August 25th, 2012

51.8N 2.3E

August 25th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

United Kingdom – August 18th, 2012

The trail of sediments spilling out of the Thames Estuary and eastward across the Southern Bight is a phenomenon known as the East Anglian Plume. Although the plume tends to be weakest in the summer and strongest in the winter, it is still visible here. Also of note to the south of the plume, just off the coast of the Netherlands, is a small, bright blue phytoplankton bloom.

Phytoplankton Bloom West of Ireland

56.8N 19.5W

May 27th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

United Kingdom - May 25th, 2012


Smoke or haze can be observed over the Irish Sea (center), Celtic Sea (lower left quadrant) and English Channel (lower right quadrant). The skies over the United Kingdom and Ireland, however, are mostly clear, offering an unusually clean look at the area. Visible in the full image and the close-up is an elongated phytoplankton bloom in the Atlantic to the west of Ireland.

Phytoplankton and Sediments in North Sea

53.8N 1.6E

May 26th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton, Sediments

United Kingdom - May 23rd, 2012

A bright blue phytoplankton bloom continues to flourish (click here for previous image) in the North Sea off the coast of the United Kingdom. Visible around the bloom are faint sediments from British rivers that empty into the sea, appearing lighter green in color. These sediments pour into estuaries along the coast of the UK such as the Wash, on the northwest margin of East Anglia, and the Thames Estuary, east of London. Sediments streaming out from the latter are part of a phenomenon know as the East Anglian Plume.