Earth Snapshot RSS Feed Twitter

Posts tagged Tengger Desert

Dust Transport from Badain Jaran and Tengger Deserts, China

44.6N 110.0E

April 25th, 2013 Category: Deserts

China – April 25th, 2013

The Badain Jaran (above) and Tengger (below) are two interconnected deserts in eastern China. Three global wind systems interact at Badain Jaran and Tengger Shamo: the southeast monsoon, the northwest monsoon, and the westerlies. Hence, the sand and sediments in the two deserts are major sources of dust transport over Central Asia and northern China.

Intense Dust Storm Over China – March 9th, 2013

March 9th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

China – March 9th, 2013

Thick dust blows over China, from the Mongolian border to China’s northeastern plains, where it meets a grey haze. Dust storms are among the region’s leading natural hazards. Much of the dust visible here may originate in the Badain Jaran and Tengger Deserts, two large interconnected deserts whose tall sand dunes are covered by the airborn particles.

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.

Lakes and Deserts Near Yellow River, China

38.6N 104.7E

May 6th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Lakes, Rivers

China - May 2nd, 2011

This image of China shows a wide bend in the Yellow River northeast of the Tengger Desert. In the full image, rows of sand dunes can be seen within the borders of the desert.

Also visible in the full image, at the bottom left, are two lakes: Qinghai Lake (larger, above) and a hook-shaped reservoir on the Yellow River (smaller, below).

Desert and Lake Pairs in China

39.8N 103.8E

April 19th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Lakes

China - April 10th, 2011

The two connected sandy deserts in this image of China are the Badain Jaran Desert (larger, north) and the Tengger Desert (smaller, south). The crests of sand dunes can be seen in both in the full image.

Also visible southwest of this pair of deserts is a pair of lakes: Qinghai Lake (larger, above) and a hook-shaped reservoir on the Yellow River (smaller, below). The former is partially frozen and appears mostly white in color.