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Scandinavia from space

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Views from space over the Scandinavian region.

Svalbard

ev26173_Svalbard.A2003239.1300.500m.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev261/ev...9.1300.250m.jpg

Scandinavia

ev24856_Scandinavia.A2003050.1025.1km.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev248/ev...0.1025.250m.jpg

Scandinavia

ev12354_Scandinavia.A2002074.1005.1km.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev123/ev...4.1005.250m.jpg

Finland

ev25263_Finland.A2003079.0950.1km.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev252/ev...9.0950.250m.jpg

Iceland

ev23375_Iceland.A2002304.1245.500m.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev233/ev...4.1245.250m.jpg

Scandinavia

MODIS1000081.jpg

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http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/MODIS/IMAGE_GAL...ODIS1000082.jpg

Southern Scandinavia and the Baltics

PIA04337_lrg.jpg

Northern Scandinavia

Norway.A2003200_lrg.jpg

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Look at all the snow! Thanks for posting these...these are some amazing images. :)

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@ BigCityAttitude & Fruit Cove

Thats a old low pressure from a storm or a hurricane system. In that image you can actually find three of them over Scandinavia. Most of them is old hurricane system from south atlantic which has also hit the US. On they way north they gets weak, but is still a hurricane or a storm system when it hit the Norwegian coast. But they dies quite fast after they hit the Norwegian mountains.

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Here are a few more images.

Snow in northern Europe

ev24025_NEurope.A2002365.1035.1km.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev240/ev...5.1035.250m.jpg

Phytoplankton bloom in the North Sea and the Skagerrak

ev25678_Norway.A2003178.1210.500m.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev256/ev...8.1210.250m.jpg

Cloud vortices off Jan Mayen Island

ev26281_JanMayen.A2004044.1220.500m.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev262/ev...4.1220.250m.jpg

Record sea ice in Gulf of Finland

ev23650_Russia.A2003010.0935.500m.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev236/ev...0.0935.250m.jpg

Fires and smoke in the Baltics

ev22172_Russia.A2002247.0935.1km.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev221/ev...7.0935.250m.jpg

Low off Iceland

ev26276_Iceland.A2003247.1410.1km.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev262/ev...7.1410.250m.jpg

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Don't forget that the North Sea area has very intense storms, and that those hurricanes are just really strong low pressure systems. So naturally they woudl look similar.

I really like the "Cloud vortices off Jan Mayen Island." And of course I always like satellite images :)

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Don't forget that the North Sea area has very intense storms, and that those hurricanes are just really strong low pressure systems. So naturally they woudl look similar.

Yes, hurricanes is not that usually here, perhaps one big each 10th year, and a few smaller hurricanes each year or each second year. Last year we had 3 smaller hurricanes though. But large intense storms hit us whole the time. So far in december 3 storms has hit Norway, the strongest earlyer this week with wind up to 35m/s, which is hurricane winds. This has caused demage, and hundreds of closed roads and isolated villages because of avelanches and stone slides.

I really like the "Cloud vortices off Jan Mayen Island." And of course I always like satellite images :)

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Those clouds patterns is called "vortex streets" and is common when low winds blowing over the flat sea surface are disrupted by some obstacle such as an island. Jan mayen is a island with one tall mountain, Berenberg. Berenberg is 2 100m tall as far as i know and is the northern most active vulcano in the world, and the only active vulcano in Norway. Jan Mayen don't have any innhabitants, but you find ppl there whole year. They study artic climate, artic weather and the islands geology and vulcano activity.

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And here are a few more.

Northern Scandinavia

ev17608_Scandinavia.A2002147.1000.500m.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev176/ev...7.1000.250m.jpg

Iceland

ev15797_Iceland.A2002172.1310.500m.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev157/ev...2.1310.250m.jpg

Western Russia, Estland and Finland

ev16368_Russia.A2002148.0905.500m.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev163/ev...8.0905.250m.jpg

Phytoplankton bloom near Svalbard in Barents Sea

ev21447_Svalbard.A2002225.1145.500m.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev214/ev...5.1145.250m.jpg

Svalbard, Arctic Ocean

ev17830_Svalbard.A2002142.1745.500m.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev178/ev...2.1745.250m.jpg

Southern Norway

ev21420_Norway.A2002306.1055.500m.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev214/ev...6.1055.250m.jpg

Greenland (not very green though!)

ev16592_Greenland.A2002092.1450.500m.jpg

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http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/data/ev165/ev...2.1450.250m.jpg

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Extraordinary images. I try to find similar ones for my region.

Thanks for posting them, Christian.

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Great PIctures! Thanks for posting them.

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