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Haze Over Hebei Near Bohai Sea, China

39.9N 116.4E

November 4th, 2011 Category: Clouds

China - October 30th, 2011

Clouds and a thick grey haze hang over eastern China, near the Bohai Sea (upper right). Most of the haze is concentrated over the province of Hebei and the Beijing and Tianjin Municipalities.

Most of central and southern Hebei lies within the North China Plain. The western part of Hebei rises into the Taihang Mountains (Taihang Shan), while the Yan Mountains (Yan Shan) run through northern Hebei, beyond which lie the grasslands of Inner Mongolia.

Hebei borders Bohai Sea on the east. The Hai He watershed covers most of the province’s central and southern parts, and the Luan He watershed covers the northeast. Hebei has a continental monsoon climate, with cold, dry winters, and hot, humid summers.

Veil of Smoke Over China South of Beijing – October 11th, 2010

38.6N 116.1E

October 11th, 2010 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Fires in China - October 8th, 2010

Below some cloud cover, a thick veil of grey smoke continues to hover in the air over eastern China. The smoke is being released by fires burning across the North China Plain that are most likely agricultural in origin.

Upon opening the full image, the cities of Beijing and Tianjin can be seen at the top, near the Bohai Sea. Tianjin is situated near the coast, while Beijing is located further inland, to the northwest. The smoke has not yet blown northwards over these cities.

Sediments from Daliao River in Liaodong Bay, China

40.1N 121.2E

October 27th, 2009 Category: Rivers

China and North Korea - October 5th, 2009

China and North Korea - October 5th, 2009

Some sediments are present along the west coast of the Korean Peninsula (lower right quadrant), mainly by South Korea, and along the coast of the Bohai Sea (lower left edge) and Shandong Peninsula (bottom left) in northeast China.

The sediments appear most concentrated in Liaodong Bay, one of the three bays forming the Bohai Sea. It borders Hebei province and Tianjin Municipality. Most of these sediments are flowing forth from the Daliao River, which has its estuary on the shores of the bay.