Earth Snapshot RSS Feed Twitter
 
 
 
 

Posts tagged Qinghai Lake

Ice on Qinghai Lake, Tibetan Plateau, China

36.7N 100.3E

December 30th, 2011 Category: Lakes

China - December 26th, 2011

This image focuses on Qinghai Lake, a saline lake situated in the province of Qinghai, and the largest lake in China. It is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of the provincial capital of Xining at 3,205 m (10,515 feet) above sea level in a depression of the Tibetan Plateau in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo.

Twenty-three rivers and streams empty into Qinghai Lake, most of them seasonal. Five permanent streams provide 80% of total influx. The lake has fluctuated in size, shrinking over much of the 20th century, but increasing since 2004. Here, some ice can be seen on the lake, particularly in bays on its western shores and parallel to the northern shores.

Badain Jaran and Tengger Deserts in Central China

39.6N 102.7E

November 10th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Lakes

China - November 8th, 2011

This thumbnail image stretches from Mongolia (above) to China (below), spanning two deserts: the Badain Jaran Desert and the Tengger Desert. The Tengger Desert, located mostly in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China, covers about 36,700 km2.

The Badain Jaran is a desert which spans the provinces of Gansu, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia, in China. It covers an area of 49,000 sq. kilometers (19,000 sq. miles), and is home to extremely tall dunes, some of which reach a height of 500 meters (1,600 ft.).

Visible near the bottom edge is Qinghai Lake, a saline lake situated in the province of Qinghai. It is the largest lake in China. In the full image, Lake Baikal can be observed far to the north, in Russia.

Badain Jaran Desert and Qinghai Lake, China

39.6N 100.7E

October 29th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Lakes

China - October 28th, 2011

Visible at the center right of this image is the Badain Jaran Desert, in China, spanning the provinces of Gansu, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia. It is located south of the border between China and Mongolia.

The desert covers an area of 49,000 sq. kilometers (19,000 sq. miles) and is home to the tallest stationary dunes on Earth, some of which reach a height of 500 meters (1,600 ft.).

Visible to the south is a more mountainous area and Qinghai Lake, a saline lake situated at an altitude of 3,205 m (10,515 feet) above sea level in a depression of the Tibetan Plateau. It is the largest lake in China, although it has fluctuated in size, shrinking over much of the 20th century, but increasing since 2004.

Smoke Over Eastern China and Dust by Qaidam Basin

38.7N 102.4E

July 27th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Fires, Lakes

China - July 22nd, 2011

Smoke hovers in the air over eastern China, obscuring the ground below. To the west of the cloud of smoke, however, the Badain Jaran Desert can be seen left of the center of the image. The desert covers an area of 49,000 sq. kilometers (19,000 sq. miles).

Visible to the southwest of the desert is Qinghai Lake, a saline body of water in a depression of the Tibetan Plateau in the province of Qinghai. Upon opening the full image, some dust can be seen at the far left edge, blowing over the Qaidam Basin to the northwest of the lake.

Badain Jaran Desert and Qinghai Lake, China – July 20th, 2011

40.3N 102.7E

July 20th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Lakes

China and Mongolia - July 14th, 2011

Occupying the center of this image is the Badain Jaran Desert, in China, near the border with Mongolia (above). It spans the provinces of Gansu, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia, and covers an area of 49,000 sq. kilometers (19,000 sq. miles).

Visible to the south of the desert is Qinghai Lake, a saline lake situated in the province of Qinghai, and the largest lake in China. It is located about 100 km west of the provincial capital of Xining at 3,205 m (10,515 feet) above sea level in a depression of the Tibetan Plateau.

About Us

Earth Observation

Organisations

Archive

October 2018
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Categories


Bulletin Board


Featured Posts

Information

41


Take Action

Widgets