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Sediments Along East China Coast Near Shanghai – April 28th, 2011

31.2N 121.4E

April 28th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

China - April 17th, 2011

Dense tan sediments are released into the East China Sea near Shanghai from rivers such as the Yangtze (above) and Qiantang (below). In the full image, differences in color within the sediments show the direction of ocean currents.

Visible in great detail in the full image are cities on the coastal plain, including Shanghai (bottom center). The large bay south of the city is Hangzhou Bay, the terminus of the Qiantang River.

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