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Sediments Near Cheleken Peninsula and Ogurja Ada in Caspian Sea

38.7N 52.5E

October 1st, 2012 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Phytoplankton, Sediments

Caspian Sea – September 17th, 2012

Sediments, likely mixed with phytoplankton growth, line the shores of the southeastern Caspian Sea, staining the waters a milky teal. The sediments lie between the southern shores near the Alborz Mountains (below) and the Cheleken Peninsula (above). Visible near the peninsula is the island of Ogurja Ada, the largest island in Turkmenistan and the longest in the Caspian Sea. It is located 17 km south-southwest of the southern tip of the Cheleken Peninsula.

Clouds Over Caspian Sea

40.5N 51.3E

April 8th, 2012 Category: Clouds, Lakes, Mountains

Caspian Sea - April 6th, 2012

Clouds hang over the Caspian Sea, but not spreading over the land by the shoreline. Through spaces in the cloud cover, sediments can be observed in the southern part of the sea, near the Alborz Mountains, in Iran, and along the coast of the Absheron Peninsula, in Azerbaijan, stretching into the sea from the west coast. Also uncovered by clouds is Karabogas Bay, in Turkmenistan, the lighter blue, shallow bay on the east coast.

Sediments and Phytoplankton in Southern Caspian Sea

39.0N 50.9E

March 9th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Phytoplankton, Sediments

Caspian Sea - March 7th, 2012

Sediments pour into the southeastern part of the Caspian Sea, giving the waters a milky blue color. These sediments add extra nutrients to the water, encouraging the growth of phytoplankton, as is evidenced by the green and blue color.

Bordering the southern part of the sea is the Alborz mountain range, in northern Iran. The range stretches from the borders of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the northwest to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, and ending in the east at the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. It forms a barrier between the south Caspian and the Qazvin-Tehran plateau.

Alborz Mountains in Iran, South of Caspian Sea

36.5N 51.2E

September 24th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Caspian Sea - September 9th, 2011

Visible near the bottom edge of this image are the Alborz Mountains, in northern Iran, stretching from the borders of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the northwest to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, and ending in the east at the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.

The Alborz mountain range forms a barrier between the south Caspian and the Qazvin-Tehran plateau. It is only 60–130 km. Its higher elevations, in the Elburz Range forest steppe ecoregion, are arid with few trees, but its northern slopes, in the Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests ecoregion, are lush and forested. The tallest mountain in West Asia, Mount Damavand, is located in the range.

 

Dust Plume from Turkmenistan Over Caspian Sea – August 17th, 2011

39.4N 53.1E

August 17th, 2011 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day

Caspian Sea - July 26th, 2011

A plume of dust blows off a peninsula in Turkmenistan’s Balkan Province, near the city of Hazar, and over the Caspian Sea. Although most of the dust blows due northwestward, some can be seen moving southeastwards in a circular motion.

Visible along the southern shores of the sea are the Alborz Mountains. This mountain range forms a barrier between the south Caspian and the Qazvin-Tehran plateau. It is located in northern Iran and stretches from the borders of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the northwest to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, and ending in the east at the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.

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