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Haze Over China and Sediments in East China Sea

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April 1st, 2012 Category: Sediments

China - March 31st, 2012

Haze hangs over northeastern China (left), the Bohai Sea (upper left quadrant) and the East China Sea (lower right quadrant), spreading towards but not quite reaching the Korean Peninsula (upper right quadrant). Visible through the haze are sediments spilling forth from the mouth of the Yangtze River, the longest river in China, near Shanghai, into the East China Sea. The sediments in the Bohai Sea, to the north, come mostly from the Yellow River (Huang He), the second-longest river in the country.