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Baydaratskaya Bay and Sediments in Gulf of Ob, Russia

68.8N 73.5E

July 24th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Russia - July 14th, 2011

Visible in the upper left quadrant of this image of Russia is Baydaratskaya Bay, a gulf located in the southern part of the Kara Sea between the coastline of the Northern termination of the Ural Mountains (Polar Ural) and Yamal Peninsula.

Visible to the east of the bay is the Gulf of Ob, mostly colored brown by sediments, an immense bay of the Arctic Ocean in Northern Russia, at the head of which is the mouth of the Ob River. It is about 1,000 km (600 mi) long and varies from about 50 km (30 mi) to 80 km (50 mi) in width, running generally north and south.  The Taz Estuary is an eastern side-branch formed by the Taz River.

 

Dark Brown Sediments in Gulf of Ob, Russia – August 14th, 2010

68.8N 73.5E

August 14th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Russia - July 30th, 2010

The dark brown body of water towards the center of this image is the Gulf of Ob (also known as Ob Bay). It is an immense bay of the Arctic Ocean in Northern Russia, at the head of which is the mouth of the Ob River.

This Gulf flows into the Kara Sea between the Yamal and the Gydan peninsulas. It is about 1,000 km (600 mi) long and varies from about 50 km (30 mi) to 80 km (50 mi) in width, running generally north and south.

Here, the bay appears dark brown in color due to the presence of sediments from the Ob River and to its relative shallowness, with an average depth from ten to twelve metres.

Sediments in Gulf of Ob and Khalmyer Bay, Russia – August 13th, 2009

72.3N 75.2E

August 13th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Russia - July 27th, 2009

Russia - July 27th, 2009

The long, narrow Gydan Peninsula in Russian Siberia separates the Gulf of Ob (left) from the Khalmyer Bay (right). Both bodies of water are loaded with sediments, although the former is dark brown in color while the latter appears yellow and green.

The Gulf of Ob is an immense bay of the Arctic Ocean in Northern Russia, at the head of which is the mouth of the Ob River. This Gulf flows into the Kara Sea between the Yamal Peninsula (lower left quadrant) and the Gydan Peninsula.

The Gulf is about 1,000 km (600 mi) long and varies from about 50 km (30 mi) to 80 km (50 mi) in width, running generally north and south. It is relatively shallow, with an average depth from ten to twelve metres which restricts heavy sea transport.

Khalmyer Bay, on the other hand, is roughly 185 km long and 47 km wide at its widest point. This deep bay lies in the Kara Sea between the estuaries of the Ob and the Yenisei River. Khalmyer Bay is surrounded by tundra coast and there are numerous river mouths on its shores.

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