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Changshan Islands and Shandong Peninsula, China

37.8N 120.7E

August 1st, 2009 Category: Snapshots

China - July 2nd, 2009

China - July 2nd, 2009

Several streams and canals connect the Bohai Sea to lakes and cities inland, in China’s Shandong Province. The province is located in the lower reaches of the Huang He (Yellow River) and extends out to sea in the form of the Shandong Peninsula.

Shandong is mostly flat in terrain. The northwestern, western, and southwestern parts of the province are all part of the vast North China Plain. The center of the province is more mountainous; in this orthorectified image one can observe the terrain becoming steeper as one moves away from the coast.

To the north, offshore, are the Changshan Islands in the Bohai Sea, north of Penglai. The total land area is only 56 square km, but the coastline is 146 km long. Ten of the islands are occupied, and there are twenty-two uninhabited islands, some little more than sand spits.

Jiaozhou Bay and Bridge, China – July 23rd, 2009

36.0N 120.3E

July 23rd, 2009 Category: Image of the day

China - July 2nd, 2009

China - July 2nd, 2009

Jiaozhou Bay is located on the southern coast of the Shandong Peninsula in East China. It separates Huangdao District from Qingdao City and borders on Jiaozhou City and Jiaonan City.

The bay is 32 km long and 27 km wide with a surface area of 362 km²; approximately two-thirds the area of 100 years ago. According to official data, the surface area has shrunk from 560 km² in 1928 to 362 km² by 2003 due to sustained land reclamation activities in recent decades.

The marine species also decreased by two-thirds within the last 50 years due to urban and industrial development and growth in adjacent areas around the bay.

The entrance to the bay is 6.17 km wide. In 1993, Qingdao City decided to build a traffic corridor for the Jiaozhou Bay region, which includes a tunnel under the inlet and a bridge across Jiaozhou Bay.

In December 2006 the construction process started with an estimated completion target of 2010. In this image, the future Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, which will be 35.4 km long, can be seen as a white line arching over the bay.

Sediments in the Bohai Sea, China

April 26th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

China - March 18th, 2009

China - March 18th, 2009

The Yangtze River clouds the East China Sea with thick brown sediments. The concentration of sediments is greatest to the south, nearest to the Yangtze River Delta.

Further up the coast, towards the center of the image, the Shandong Peninsula is also ringed by silt, although its coast is slightly clearer.

Above the peninsula, the waters become much cloudier once again, with a strong presence of sediments in the Bohai Sea.

North of the Shandong Peninsula, above the Bohai Sea, another peninsula is visible although partially covered by clouds. This is the Liaodong Peninsula, situated at the north of the Yellow Sea, between the Bohai Sea to the west and the Korea Bay to the east.

It forms the southern part of a mountain belt that continues northward in the Changbai Mountains. The part of the mountain range on the peninsula is known as the Qian Mountains.

Sediments Along Chinese and Korean Coasts – April 2nd, 2009

April 2nd, 2009 Category: Image of the day

China and South Korea - March 25th, 2009

China and South Korea - March 25th, 2009

Dense brown sediments spill from the Yangtze River Delta into the East China Sea, clouding he coastal waters up to the Shandong Peninsula. Above the peninsula, also known as the Jiāodōng Peninsula, the Bóhăi Sea also has sediments along its shoreline, although they appear more reddish than those from the delta.

The delta is one of the most densely populated regions on earth, and includes one of the world’s largest cities on its banks—Shanghai, with a density of 2,700 inhabitants/km². Because of the large population of the delta, and factories, farms, and other cities upriver, the World Wide Fund for Nature says the Yangtze Delta is the biggest cause of marine pollution in the Pacific Ocean.

To the northeast, the Korean Peninsula is visible, with yellow sediments along the South Korean shoreline and darker brown sediments near the border between North and South Korea.