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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.

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.

Smoke Near Bohai Sea, China – June 8th, 2011

38.7N 120.1E

June 8th, 2011 Category: Fires, Image of the day

China - May 23rd, 2011

A cloud of smoke blows northeastward across China (left side of image), towards the Bohai Sea. Some smoke can also be observed near the base of the Shandong Peninsula (lower half of image).

In the Bohai Sea (or Bohai Gulf), tan sediments can be observed in Laizhou Bay (below), along the western shores, and Liaodong Bay (above).


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.