Earth Snapshot RSS Feed Twitter

Search Results for ""East China Sea"":

Sediments Entering East China Sea – September 8th, 2012

34.3N 123.4E

September 8th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

China – August 31st, 2012

Visible on the left side of this image are sediments from the Yangtze River entering the East China Sea. A greenish plume extends further out into the sea off the coast – this may be a combination of sediments and phytoplankton, fed by the nutrients in the silt from the river. Sediments can also be seen along the coast of the Korean Peninsula in the upper right quadrant.

Haze Over China and Sediments in East China Sea

31.2N 121.4E

April 1st, 2012 Category: Sediments

China - March 31st, 2012

Haze hangs over northeastern China (left), the Bohai Sea (upper left quadrant) and the East China Sea (lower right quadrant), spreading towards but not quite reaching the Korean Peninsula (upper right quadrant). Visible through the haze are sediments spilling forth from the mouth of the Yangtze River, the longest river in China, near Shanghai, into the East China Sea. The sediments in the Bohai Sea, to the north, come mostly from the Yellow River (Huang He), the second-longest river in the country.

Haze Over Yangtze River Delta and van Kármán Vortex Streets by Jeju Island, China and Korea – February 18th, 2013

33.4N 126.5E

February 18th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Image of the day, Sediments

China – January 28th, 2013

Haze hangs over northeastern China, particularly over the plains by the Yangtze River Delta. The delta comprises the triangular-shaped territory of Wu-speaking Shanghai, southern Jiangsu province and northern Zhejiang province of China, by where the Yangtze River drains into the East China Sea.

The urban build-up in the area has given rise what may be the largest concentration of adjacent metropolitan areas in the world. It covers an area of 99600 km2 and is home to over 105 million people as of 2010, of which an estimated 80 million is urban.

Visible to the east, offshore, is the island and Korean province of Jeju, south of the Korean Peninsula (upper right quadrant). Streaming off the island to the south are Van Kármán vortex streets, a repeating pattern of swirling vortices caused by the unsteady separation of flow of a fluid around blunt bodies (in this case, the island of Jeju).

Haze Over Eastern China

27.2N 116.9E

October 12th, 2012 Category: Fires

China – October 10th, 2012

Haze continues to hang in the air over eastern China, near the shores of the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, where there are extensive and densely populated alluvial plains. The haze may be caused by a number of factors, including fires (both natural and set by humans), smog and pollution, and/or dust from the country’s arid deserts.

Sediments Pouring Forth from Yangtze River, China

31.2N 121.4E

September 17th, 2012 Category: Rivers, Sediments

China – August 31st, 2012

Sediments pour forth from the mouth of the Yangtze River (bottom edge), the longest river in Asia, and the third longest in the world. It flows for 6,418 kilometres (3,988 mi) from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastward across southwest, central and eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai. It is also one of the biggest rivers by discharge volume in the world. In recent years, the river has suffered from industrial pollution, agricultural run-off, siltation, and loss of wetland and lakes, which exacerbates seasonal flooding.