The British Isles, comprising the United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) and the Republic of Ireland, lies at the northwest Atlantic seaboard of Europe. The latitude and longitude ranges from around 50°N to 61°N and 2°E to 11°W. As the landmasses of mainland Britain and the island of Ireland are small, the sea is always close, and the rivers are small in comparison with continental Europe. Despite this, the area has marked differences in climate, geology, and population densities that result in a diverse range of rivers with distinctive physical, chemical, and ecological characteristics and varying degrees of human impact.
|Title of host publication||Rivers of Europe|
|Editors||Klement Tockner, Christiane Zarfl, Christopher T. Robinson|
|Number of pages||45|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
- British isles
- Land use