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Airbourne Dust Over Taklamakan Desert, China – October 6th, 2010

39.2N 83.3E

October 6th, 2010 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Image of the day, Rivers

China - August 29th, 2010

Dust blows over the Taklamakan Desert, in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, particularly on its southeastern side. The desert is bounded by the Kunlun Mountains to the south, and the Pamir Mountains and Tian Shan to the west and north, which are holding the dust within the desert basin.

Despite the extremely arid nature of the desert, several rivers can be observed, particuarly along its northern limits. The Khotan River, formed by the union of the White Jade (Yurungkash) and Black Jade (Karakash) Rivers, crosses the desert vertically. In the full image, its usually green banks are partly veiled by the airbourne dust.

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