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Haze Over North China Plain by Bohai Sea

37.6N 117.0E

December 19th, 2011 Category: Clouds, Mountains, Sediments

China - December 18th, 2011

A thick fog or haze hangs over the North China Plain and in the valleys of the mountains and hills bordering it. The largest alluvial plain of eastern Asia, it is bordered on the north by the Yanshan Mountains and on the west by the Taihang Mountains at the edge of the Shanxi (‘western mountains’) plateau. To the south, it merges into the Yangtze Plain.

From northeast to southeast, it fronts the Bohai Gulf, the highlands of Shandong Peninsula, and the Yellow Sea. The Yellow River flows through the middle of the plain into Bohai Gulf. Here, both the gulf and sediments from the river are partially visible through the haze.


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