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Exquisite equatorial river deltas from space


Here are satellite images (and one map) of exquisite and beautiful river deltas from Earth’s equatorial region lying between the Trip of Cancer and the Tropic Capricorn. Included are the Ganges (Bangladesh/India), Indus (Pakistan), Irrawaddy (Myanmar), Mekong (Vietnam), Niger (Nigeria), … Continue reading

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Spectacular images of Arctic/Boreal river deltas


Above and below are several amazing satellite images of Arctic and Boreal river deltas. Most of these reflect the classic fan-tail shape and even resemble trees (or tree roots) from space, with their main channel as the trunk and meandering … Continue reading

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Stunning Nile River Delta image from space


Here’s a great shot taken this past fall of the classic, fan-shaped Nile River Delta in Egypt. The photo also shows some wildfires in the area. Enjoy!  

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New York City’s next mega-bridge


Below is an image of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge across the widest segment of the Hudson River (more than 3 miles wide) between suburban Westchester and Rockland Counties. It was completed in 1955. Underneath that photo is an artist’s … Continue reading

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“Right here in river city!”


Many of you will recognize the title of this post being from the musical The Music Man. In this particular case I am referring to those cities, towns, and villages named after the river that flows through or by them. … Continue reading

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Confluential cities


For purposes of this post, a “confluential city” is one that is situated at or near the confluence of two or more important rivers and which has had an influential economic, historic, strategic, cultural, political, and/or social impact on the surrounding region or … Continue reading

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Riverine airports – potential promises and pitfalls


In this post, I am referring to those rivers that have commercial airport runways running through, across, adjacent or within them.  In a surprising number of locations in the United States and Canada, cities have utilized the riverine floodplain for siting … Continue reading

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Rapidian cities – a ‘grand’ revival


During the European settlement of North America, cities were often founded and located along important water features in order to facilitate travel. These included bays, harbors, sounds, straits, channels, and navigable rivers. As the population moved inland, other kinds of … Continue reading

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Passing through Timbuktu


Apparently, I am not the only person on the planet who is fascinated by the City of Timbuktu in western Africa. While reading the captivating book entitled To Timbuktu, by Mark Jenkins, I quickly discovered the city set aside the vast Sahara has long … Continue reading

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