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Kunlun Mountains South of Tarim Basin, China

36.8N 78.1E

November 15th, 2010 Category: Mountains

China - August 27th, 2010

This orthorectified image shows a section of the Kunlun Mountains, one of the longest mountain chains in Asia, extending more than 3,000 km. Here, multiple ridges and valleys can be observed.

The range forms the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau south of the Tarim basin (in which the Taklamakan Desert of China is located) and the Gansu corridor, and continues east south of the Wei River to end at the North China Plain.

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