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Southwestern China and Sediments in Gulf of Martaban, Myanmar – October 23rd, 2011

16.7N 96.9E

October 23rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Mountains, Rivers

Myanmar - October 23rd, 2011

Clouds hang over the tops of the mountainous terrain of southwest China, near the border with Myanmar (left). Many of these mountain ridges are in the province of Yunnan, a series of high mountain chains spreads across the province, especially in the north and west.

Visible to the south is the sediment-laden Gulf of Martaban, an arm of the Andaman Sea in the southern part of Myanmar. The Salween Sittaung and Yangon rivers empty into it. A characteristic feature of the Gulf of Martaban is that it has a tide-dominated coastline. Tides ranges between 4–7 m with the highest tidal range at the Elephant Point in the western Gulf of Martaban.

One Response to “Southwestern China and Sediments in Gulf of Martaban, Myanmar – October 23rd, 2011”

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    Paul Salanitri :

    Extremely interested in getting a source for the photo, and also the time of day this photo was taken (was it on the 23 Oct 2011?) – Researching a satellite re-entry (ROSAT) that occurred at 01:51UTC 23-Oct, which would be 08:21 Burma Time. Lovely image too, isn’t it?!
    Thanks!
    Paul S

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