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International Space Sta...
2005-06-29 0:0:0
Description ISS011-E-07380 (28 May 2005) --- The Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 11 crewmember on the International Space Station (ISS). The Port of Rotterdam, also known as Europoort (Eurogate), has been an important trading center since approximately 1250 A.D. This image illustrates the close proximity of the Europoort with the surrounding cities of Hoek van Holland, Oostvoorne, Brielle, and agricultural fields to the south. The presence of the port and its seawalls interrupts southward-flowing coastal currents, leading to accumulation of sediment to the south (upper left of image). Numerous ship wakes are visible within the port complex itself and in the upper right of the image.
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