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Dust Transport from Badain Jaran and Tengger Deserts, China

44.6N 110.0E

April 25th, 2013 Category: Deserts

China – April 25th, 2013

The Badain Jaran (above) and Tengger (below) are two interconnected deserts in eastern China. Three global wind systems interact at Badain Jaran and Tengger Shamo: the southeast monsoon, the northwest monsoon, and the westerlies. Hence, the sand and sediments in the two deserts are major sources of dust transport over Central Asia and northern China.

Intense Dust Storm Over China – March 9th, 2013

March 9th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

China – March 9th, 2013

Thick dust blows over China, from the Mongolian border to China’s northeastern plains, where it meets a grey haze. Dust storms are among the region’s leading natural hazards. Much of the dust visible here may originate in the Badain Jaran and Tengger Deserts, two large interconnected deserts whose tall sand dunes are covered by the airborn particles.

Badain Jaran and Tengger Deserts in Central China

39.6N 102.7E

November 10th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Lakes

China - November 8th, 2011

This thumbnail image stretches from Mongolia (above) to China (below), spanning two deserts: the Badain Jaran Desert and the Tengger Desert. The Tengger Desert, located mostly in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China, covers about 36,700 km2.

The Badain Jaran is a desert which spans the provinces of Gansu, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia, in China. It covers an area of 49,000 sq. kilometers (19,000 sq. miles), and is home to extremely tall dunes, some of which reach a height of 500 meters (1,600 ft.).

Visible near the bottom edge is Qinghai Lake, a saline lake situated in the province of Qinghai. It is the largest lake in China. In the full image, Lake Baikal can be observed far to the north, in Russia.

Badain Jaran Desert and Qinghai Lake, China

39.6N 100.7E

October 29th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Lakes

China - October 28th, 2011

Visible at the center right of this image is the Badain Jaran Desert, in China, spanning the provinces of Gansu, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia. It is located south of the border between China and Mongolia.

The desert covers an area of 49,000 sq. kilometers (19,000 sq. miles) and is home to the tallest stationary dunes on Earth, some of which reach a height of 500 meters (1,600 ft.).

Visible to the south is a more mountainous area and Qinghai Lake, a saline lake situated at an altitude of 3,205 m (10,515 feet) above sea level in a depression of the Tibetan Plateau. It is the largest lake in China, although it has fluctuated in size, shrinking over much of the 20th century, but increasing since 2004.

Smoke Over Eastern China and Dust by Qaidam Basin

38.7N 102.4E

July 27th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Fires, Lakes

China - July 22nd, 2011

Smoke hovers in the air over eastern China, obscuring the ground below. To the west of the cloud of smoke, however, the Badain Jaran Desert can be seen left of the center of the image. The desert covers an area of 49,000 sq. kilometers (19,000 sq. miles).

Visible to the southwest of the desert is Qinghai Lake, a saline body of water in a depression of the Tibetan Plateau in the province of Qinghai. Upon opening the full image, some dust can be seen at the far left edge, blowing over the Qaidam Basin to the northwest of the lake.

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