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Koreas, China and Russia Near the Bohai Sea in Early Spring

43.6N 126.2E

March 28th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Korean Peninsula, China, Russia - March 11th, 2011

Snow still covers some of the ground in northeastern China (left), Russia (upper right quadrant) and part of the eastern coastline of the Korean Peninsula (lower right quadrant), in this early Spring image.

Other parts of China, however, closer to the Bohai Sea, are snow-free. This is the case of the valley north of the city of Panjin (which is visible by the shores west of the the Liaodong Peninsula.

Sediments can be observed in the Bohai Sea, particularly along the west coast of the Korean Peninsula. They are particularly concentrated in Incheon Bay, by the border between North Korea and South Korea.


Panjin and Sediments from Shuangtaizi River in Liaodong Bay, China

41.1N 122.0E

March 23rd, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

China - March 11th, 2011

The Chinese city of Panjin sits on the open field between the Liaodong Peninsula and western Liaoning Province, not far from the border with North Korea. Here, it appears as an extensive grey urban area. In fact, there are over 1.3 million people living in the Panjin area.

The Shuangtaizi River, which diverts from the Liao River upstream from the city, can be seen here as a tan line running through the city and releasing brown sediments into Liaodong Bay. Liaodong Bay is one of the three bays forming the Bohai Gulf, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea.