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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 rangeĀ 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.

Karabogas Bay of Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan’s Balkan Province

41.2N 53.5E

June 16th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Caspian Sea - May 23rd, 2011

The image focuses on Karabogas Bay (or Kara Bogas Gol), a bay of the Caspian Sea. The greenish-blue bay is in a shallow inundated depression in the northwestern corner of Turkmenistan, and has a surface area of about 14,000 kmĀ².

The bay is located in Turkmenistan’s Balkan Province, in the far west of the country. An arid area of sandy desert can be seen stretching across the province, south of Karabogas Bay. Due to the very low water supply, agriculture is negligible, and only 4.5% of Turkmenistan’s arable lands are within the province.

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