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Haze Near Bohai Sea, China

36.4N 118.8E

November 30th, 2012 Category: Sediments

China – November 29th, 2012

A blanket of haze covers up much of the North China Plain. Here, the haze clears slightly as one approaches the shores of the Bohai Sea (upper right quadrant) and the coastline near the mouth of the Yangtze River (lower right quadrant). Both areas of shoreline are framed by tan sediments.

Sediments in Bohai Sea and Haze to the West, China

38.8N 119.7E

November 9th, 2012 Category: Sediments

China – November 8th, 2012

Sediments give the Bohai Sea, an arm of the Yellow Sea, green and golden hues. These sediments spill from rivers such as the Yellow, Hai, Liao, and Luan Rivers. Some of the land west of the gulf is veiled by haze, while snow covers some of the terrain to the north.

Sediments in Bohai Sea and from Yangtze River, China – October 25th, 2012

31.2N 121.4E

October 25th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

China – October 23rd, 2012

Sediments fill the Bohai Sea (upper left quadrant) and line the coast of northeastern China from the Shandong (or Jiaodong) Peninsula (the eastern limite of the Bohai Sea) to near Shanghai and the mouth of the Yangtze River (below). Sediments can also be observed on the right side of the image, framing the west coast of the Korean Peninsula.

Haze Continues to Spread Over Northeastern China and Bohai Sea

38.4N 116.9E

October 5th, 2012 Category: Fires

China – October 3rd, 2012

Haze continues to hang in the air over northeastern China, now spreading also over most of the Bohai Sea (right). Haze is common in this region, often caused by one or more of the following factors: wildfires or agricultural fires, people relying on coal for electricity and heat, and dust blowing in from the east.

Sediments and Phytoplankton in Bohai Sea, China – September 24th, 2012

38.8N 119.7E

September 24th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

China – September 17th, 2012

Exquisite patterns created by sediments and phytoplankton fill the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea, China. The Bohai Sea’s limits are marked by the Liaodong Peninsula (upper right) and Shandong Peninsula (lower right). The sediments in Liaodong Bay, west of the similarly named peninsula, are brown in color, while those in Bohai Bay, to the southwest, have a more golden hue and are flanked by green phytoplankton growth.