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Sediments by the Korean Peninsula

34.5N 126.6E

December 2nd, 2011 Category: Sediments

Korea - November 25th, 2011

Sediments line the western and southern coasts of the Korean Peninsula, while the eastern coast appears sediment free. Sediments can also be observed in the lower left corner of the image, flowing from the mouth of the Yangtze River off the coast of China near Shanghai.

Although clouds hang over much of the ocean visible in the image, they are distanced from the Korean coast, allowing a good look at the peninsula’s 8,460 kilometres of coastline. The south and west coasts are highly irregular in particular, and most of the 3,579 islands off the peninsula are found along them.

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