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Sediments Off Coast of China and Haze Over North China Plain

38.8N 119.7E

November 20th, 2012 Category: Sediments

China – November 19th, 2012

Sediments can be seen along the coast of China, particularly by the mouth of the Yangtze River by Shanghai (lower right quadrant) and in the Bohai Sea (upper right quadrant), particularly in Bohai Bay (southwest) and Laizhou Bay (southeast). Meanwhile, to the southwest, a thick haze hangs over the North China Plain, almost completely obscuring the ground below.

Silt in Bohai Bay, China

38.5N 118.1E

October 11th, 2012 Category: Sediments

China – October 10th, 2012

Sediments line the shores of Bohai Bay, particularly to the south, one of the three bays forming the Bohai Gulf, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea, in northeast China.┬áThe Bohai Bay receives the drainage of the Haihe and 15 other rivers. Due to these rivers’ muddy runoff, the bay used to be a highly silty water body, but extensive damming of the various river systems has greatly diminish siltage. Nevertheless, the Bohai Bay in effect concentrates the runoff of the whole eastern North China Plain, and the Bay is an intensely polluted body of water.

Sediments and Phytoplankton in Bohai Sea, China – September 24th, 2012

38.8N 119.7E

September 24th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

China – September 17th, 2012

Exquisite patterns created by sediments and phytoplankton fill the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea, China. The Bohai Sea’s limits are marked by the Liaodong Peninsula (upper right) and Shandong Peninsula (lower right). The sediments in Liaodong Bay, west of the similarly named peninsula, are brown in color, while those in Bohai Bay, to the southwest, have a more golden hue and are flanked by green phytoplankton growth.

Various Colors of Sediments in Bohai Gulf, China

38.8N 119.7E

August 27th, 2012 Category: Sediments

China – August 23rd, 2012

Thick sediments can be observed along the southwestern and northeastern shores of the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea on the coast of Northeastern and North China. The Bohai Sea is bounded by the Liaodong (above) and Shandong Peninsulas (below). There are three major bays inside the Bohai Sea: Laizhou Bay to the south, Liaodong Bay to the north, and Bohai Bay to the west. Here, the sediments along the shores of Bohai and Laizhou Bays are golden tan in color, while those in the Liaodong Bay are more reddish-tan.

Tangshan and the Caofeidian New Area by Bohai Bay, China

39.6N 118.1E

December 19th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

China - December 1st, 2009

China - December 1st, 2009

The city of Tangshan, visible in the upper left corner of this orthorectified image, is located in China’s Hebei Province in the central section of Bohai Sea Gulf region. The city is situated on the North China Plain between the Bohai Sea in the south and the Yanshan Mountains in the north.

South of the city is Bohai Bay, one of the three bays forming the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea. There are several oil fields located offshore in the Bohai Bay, and many ships can be seen as white dots in the bay’s waters.

Extending offshore below the center of the image is the Caofeidian New Area, once an island and now a land reclamation converted economic development zone. Under the jurisdiction of Tangshan and 80 km from the city’s center, the area spans 60 sq km and is expected to have a population of 300 000 by 2010.