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Sediments in Gulf of Martaban, Myanmar

16.5N 97.0E

November 2nd, 2012 Category: Sediments

Myanmar – October 27th, 2012

Sediments from the Salween Sittaung and Yangon rivers empty into the Gulf of Martaban, in the lower half of this image. The gulf is an arm of the Andaman Sea in the southern part of Myanmar. It is known for its extreme tides, which may account for the dispersal pattern of the sediments. The edge of the highly turbid tidal zone migrates back-and-forth in-sync with every tidal cycle by nearly 150 km.

Gulf of Martaban Showing Fewer Sediments, Myanmar

16.8N 96.8E

April 23rd, 2012 Category: Sediments

Myanmar - April 14th, 2012

The Gulf of Martaban is an arm of the Andaman Sea in the southern part of Burma. The Salween Sittaung and Yangon rivers empty into it, and its waters usually appear opaque tan due to sediments, from the upper to the lower reaches. However, in this image fewer sediments are visible (click here for other images of the gulf). This difference may be due to a lack of rain or to changes in the tides.