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Cities and Towns on the North China Plain – September 7th, 2009

37.1N 119.1E

September 7th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

China - August 27th, 2009Hudson Bay

China - August 27th, 2009

Laizhou Bay and Yellow River Delta

Laizhou Bay and Yellow River Delta

Cities and towns on North China Plain

Cities and towns on North China Plain

The green landscape of the North China Plain, in northeast China, is dotted by tan cities and towns. This flat yellow-soil plain is the main area of sorghum, millet, maize, and cotton production in China. At the same time, it is one of the most densely populated regions in the world (see close up of populated areas).

The plain is based on the deposits of the Yellow River (Huang He) and is the largest alluvial plain of eastern Asia.  It covers an area of about 409,500 square kilometers (158,000 square miles), most of which is less than 50 metres (160 ft) above sea level.

The plain is bordered on the north by the Yanshan Mountains and on the west by the Taihang Mountains. To the south, it merges into the Yangtze Plain. From northeast to southeast, it fronts the Bohai Sea, the highlands of Shandong Peninsula, and the Yellow Sea. The Yellow River flows through the middle of the plain into  the Bohai Sea.

The second close-up focuses on the mouth and delta of the Yellow River and sediments in Laizhou Bay,  the southern arm of the Bohai Sea. Some salt evaporation ponds and agricultural areas can be found along the shores of the bay.

Valleys and Mountains of Shanxi Province, China – June 29th, 2009

36.0N 113.0E

June 29th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Snapshots

Shanxi Province, China - June 24th, 2009

Shanxi Province, China - June 24th, 2009

The area of valleys and mountains in the center of this image is the province of Shanxi, China. The province is located on a plateau, which is in turn made up of higher ground to the east (Taihang Mountains) and the west (Lüliang Mountains), and a series of valleys in the center through which the Fen River runs.

The Huang He (Yellow River) forms the western border of Shanxi with Shaanxi. This river can be seen flowing diagonally across the right side of the image, towards the Bohai Sea, partially visible in the upper right quadrant.

Shanxi has a continental monsoon climate, and is rather arid.  Winters are long, dry, sunny and cold, while summer is warm and humid. Spring is bone dry and prone to dust storms.

Agriculture Near Bohai Sea, China

January 2nd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Agriculture near Bohai Sea, China - November 27th, 2008

Agriculture near Bohai Sea, China - November 27th, 2008

A great deal of farmland near the coast of the Bohai Sea and along the Yellow River in northeastern China can be seen in this radar (ASAR) image.

The land in the eastern half of China is used greatly for agriculture, whereas the land of the western half is hardly cultivated.

Wheat tends to predominate in northeastern crops, whereas rice usually predominates in southeastern crops.

The area visible in our image, part of the North China Plain, is used for growing crops such as wheat, sorghum and corn.

source Wikipedia