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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.

 

Cloud of Smoke South of Ob River, Russia

57.4N 79.6E

May 23rd, 2011 Category: Fires, Rivers

Russia - May 18th, 2011

This image offers another view of the cloud of smoke caused by wildfires blazing across central Russia (click here for previous article).

The lines criss-crossing the cloud of smoke are contrails from passing aircraft. Visible north of the smoke cloud is the Ob River.

Wildfires in Russia Release Smoke Towards Ob and Irtysh Rivers – May 21st, 2011

61.7N 63.5E

May 21st, 2011 Category: Fires, Rivers

Russia - May 18th, 2011

Wildfires in Russia release smoke that blows in a northeasterly direction, towards the confluence of the Irtysh and Ob Rivers. Eosnap had previously observed fires in the same area in early May (click here for previous article).

As of three days prior to when this image was taken, 205 fires were affecting 3718 ha forested and 1391 ha non-forested lands. Since the beginning of the 2011 fire season a total of 6842 fires have affected 125351 ha forested and 65329 ha non-forested lands of Russia.

 

Confluence of Ob and Irtysh Rivers, Russia

54.9N 82.7E

May 13th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Russia - May 2nd, 2011

This image of Russia focuses on the confluence of the Ob River and the Irtysh River. The land around the riverbanks appears tan in color, while the rivers themselves are brown from sediments.

The Ob crosses the upper part of the image, while the Irtysh River flows vertically across the right side. The Irtysh is the chief tributary of the Ob, and the Ob is Russia’s fourth longest river.

Fires Near Confluence of Ob and Irtysh Rivers, Russia – May 7th, 2011

60.6N 73.9E

May 7th, 2011 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Rivers

Russia - May 4th, 2011

Fires can be seen burning in Russia, near the confluence of the Ob and Irtysh Rivers. The plumes of smoke from the blazes blow south-southwest.

The Ob River cross the upper part of the image, while the Irtysh River flows vertically across the right side. The Irtysh is the chief tributary of the Ob River.

Visible to the west in the full image are the Ural Mountains, a mountain range that runs approximately from north to south through western Russia.

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