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Sediments in Gulf of Martaban, Myanmar

16.5N 97.0E

November 2nd, 2012 Category: Sediments

Myanmar – October 27th, 2012

Sediments from the Salween Sittaung and Yangon rivers empty into the Gulf of Martaban, in the lower half of this image. The gulf is an arm of the Andaman Sea in the southern part of Myanmar. It is known for its extreme tides, which may account for the dispersal pattern of the sediments. The edge of the highly turbid tidal zone migrates back-and-forth in-sync with every tidal cycle by nearly 150 km.

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