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Thick Smoke Obscures Yangtze River Delta, China – January 2nd, 2011

31.2N 121.4E

January 2nd, 2011 Category: Fires, Rivers

China - December 27th, 2010

The thick sediments in the Yangtze River Delta near the city of Shanghai, are barely visible due to a thick veil of smoke sweeping across eastern China and over the coast.

These fires may be agricultural in origina, as most of China’s arable lands lie along the Huang He and Yangtze Rivers. In the east, along the shores of the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea there are extensive and densely populated alluvial plains.

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