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Dust Continues to Blow Over Taklamakan Desert, China

39.5N 82.8E

September 2nd, 2011 Category: Dust Storms

China - August 30th, 2011

Dust continues to blow in the air over the Taklamakan Desert, in the Tarim Basin, in China. However, it seems to have settled slightly since our previous observance (click here), as it is concentrated around the edges of the basin but more of the central part is visible.

The Tarim Basin is a large endorheic basin occupying an area of about 906,500 km2 (350,000 sq mi). It is located in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China’s far west. The Taklamakan Desert dominates much of the basin, covering a surface area of 337,000 sq. km. (130,116 sq. mi.).

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