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Dust Over Caspian Sea South of Volga Delta

39.4N 53.1E

April 4th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Lakes, Rivers

Caspian Sea – April 2nd, 2013

Plumes of dust blow northwestward off the eastern shores of the Caspian Sea. One plume blows across the lower part of Karabogas Bay, while the other, slightly further south, blows across the peninsula on which the city of Hazar is located, in Turkmenistan. Visible in the northern part of the sea are sediments and phytoplankton growth near the fan-shaped Volga River Delta.

Plume of Dust Over Caspian Sea

39.4N 53.1E

April 3rd, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Lakes

Caspian Sea – April 2nd, 2013

A plume of dust blows across the peninsula on the eastern shores of the Caspian Sea on which the city of Hazar, Turkmenistan, is located. A thinner veil of dust can also be seen over the Caspian Sea, Karabogas Bay (north of the peninsula) and Sarygamysh Lake (upper right).

Dust Blowing Over Caspian Sea and Sarygamysh Lake

41.9N 57.4E

December 15th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Caspian Sea – December 13th, 2012

Plume of dust can be seen blowing westward over several bodies of water in this image of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan (top to bottom). In the upper left quadrant, the dust blows over the northern section of the Caspian Sea. In the lower right quadrant, the dust blows over Sarygamysh Lake (right edge) and Karabogas Bay.

Sediments in Karabogas Bay, Turkmenistan

41.2N 53.3E

October 23rd, 2012 Category: Lakes, Sediments

Caspian Sea – October 21st, 2012

Sediments create tan paisley patterns in the usually blue waters of Karabogas Bay, a shallow inundated depression in the northwestern corner of Turkmenistan that forms a lagoon of the Caspian Sea. The water volume of the bay fluctuates seasonally with the Caspian Sea; at times it becomes a large bay of the Caspian Sea, while at other times its water level drops drastically.

Sediments in Karabogas Bay and Southeastern Caspian Sea

38.5N 51.6E

September 28th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Sediments

Caspian Sea – September 26th, 2012

Sediments, possibly mixed with phytoplankton growth, color the southeastern shores of the Caspian Sea. Some are also visible in Karabogas Bay, a shallow inundated depression in the northwestern corner of Turkmenistan that forms a lagoon of the Caspian Sea. Linked to the sea via a very narrow opening in a rocky ridge, the salinity of the bay is about 35%, compared to the Caspian Sea’s 1.2% and 3.5% for the world’s oceans. Because of the exceptionally high salinity it has practically no marine vegetation.

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