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Smoke East of Lena River, Russia

67.6N 125.8E

July 17th, 2012 Category: Fires, Rivers

Russia – July 13th, 2012

A thick swath of smoke sweeps diagonally across the left side of this image of Russian Siberia. Visible west of the smoke is the Lena River, the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Ob River and the Yenisei River). It is the 11th longest river in the world and has the 9th largest watershed. It is the greatest river whose watershed is entirely within national ranges of Russia.

One Response to “Smoke East of Lena River, Russia”

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    Sean O Mahony:

    Greetings – Your July 17 image of part of Russia purportedly shows the Ob river in western Siberia. In fact the river is the Lena, some 1500 km to the east. Its large delta on the Laptev Sea is identifiable at the top of the image, as is the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk in the lower right corner, corresponding to the clearly-marked cloud edge – presumably sea fog.

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