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Baydaratskaya Bay and Sediments in Gulf of Ob, Russia

68.8N 73.5E

July 24th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Russia - July 14th, 2011

Visible in the upper left quadrant of this image of Russia is Baydaratskaya Bay, a gulf located in the southern part of the Kara Sea between the coastline of the Northern termination of the Ural Mountains (Polar Ural) and Yamal Peninsula.

Visible to the east of the bay is the Gulf of Ob, mostly colored brown by sediments, an immense bay of the Arctic Ocean in Northern Russia, at the head of which is the mouth of the Ob River. It is about 1,000 km (600 mi) long and varies from about 50 km (30 mi) to 80 km (50 mi) in width, running generally north and south.  The Taz Estuary is an eastern side-branch formed by the Taz River.

 

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