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Haze Over Eastern China

39.0N 116.4E

June 12th, 2013 Category: Clouds MODISAqua

China – June 12th, 2013

Here, haze can be seen over the eastern part of China, near the Bohai Sea. China is the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide (pumping out some 10 gigatons of carbon dioxide in 2011), and has vowed to reduce such emissions per unit of gross domestic product by 40 to 45 percent of the country’s 2005 levels by 2020.

However, scientists have suggested that current efforts to cut harmful greenhouse gases fall short because of the way they set targets for the highest polluting areas. China’s lesser-developed heartland is actually responsible for 80 percent of carbon dioxide emissions related to goods consumed along the wealthier coast.

Smoke from Wildfires in China and Russia

46.6N 125.1E

May 6th, 2013 Category: Fires

China – May 6th, 2013

A hazy veil hangs over the land around the Bohai Sea, in northeastern China and Korea. The haze may be caused by hundreds of wildfires burning to the north, in both China and Russia. In the full image, the exact locations of these fires are designated by red markers, and smoke plumes can be seen as well.

Sediments, Haze and Various Cloud Phenomena Near Yangtze River Mouth, China

31.2N 121.4E

March 21st, 2013 Category: Clouds, Sediments

China – March 21st, 2013

The Yangtze River empties a thick load of sediments into the waters of the Yellow Sea, tinging them gold and making apparent the reason for the sea’s name. To the northwest, haze hangs over the plain near Beijing and over the Bohai Sea. East of the rivermouth, two other kinds of atmospheric phenomena can be observed: wave clouds (the straight, parallel lines of clouds) and van Kármán vortex streets (the clouds organized into two rows of spirals).

Haze Over Yangtze River Mouth, China

31.2N 121.4E

March 18th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Sediments

China – March 10th, 2013

Haze that is likely a combination of smog and dust from a dust storm spreading across China hovers over the mouth of the Yangtze River and blows eastward, south of the Korean Peninsula, towards Japan. Partially visible through the haze are sediments from the Yangtze. Sediments and phytoplankton growth also color the waters of the Bohai Sea and Yellow Sea.

Dust and Haze Over Northeastern China

39.9N 116.4E

March 13th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Dust Storms

China – March 10th, 2013

A cloud of dust that has swept across northeastern China from near the border with Mongolia can be seen stretching towards Beijing and the Bohai Sea (upper right). The dust intermingles with haze, in the lower half of the image, reaching the coast by Shanghai (right). The haze may be a combination of smog, dust and other forms of air pollution.