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Haze Over China and Sediments in East China Sea

31.2N 121.4E

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.

Haze Over North China Plain by Bohai Sea

37.6N 117.0E

December 19th, 2011 Category: Clouds, Mountains, Sediments

China - December 18th, 2011

A thick fog or haze hangs over the North China Plain and in the valleys of the mountains and hills bordering it. The largest alluvial plain of eastern Asia, it is bordered on the north by the Yanshan Mountains and on the west by the Taihang Mountains at the edge of the Shanxi (‘western mountains’) plateau. To the south, it merges into the Yangtze Plain.

From northeast to southeast, it fronts the Bohai Gulf, the highlands of Shandong Peninsula, and the Yellow Sea. The Yellow River flows through the middle of the plain into Bohai Gulf. Here, both the gulf and sediments from the river are partially visible through the haze.


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.

Hohhot and Ordos Shi Near Daqing Shan Mountains, China

40.8N 111.7E

March 12th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Mountains, Rivers

China - February 18th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the cities of Hohhot (top) and Ordos Shi (left), in north-central China’s Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region. Hohhot, the capital the region, is encircled by the Daqing Shan (meaning Great Blue Mountains) to the north and the Hetao Plateau to the south.

Ordos Shi, or Ordos City, is located within the Ordos Loop of the Yellow River. The city’s prefectural administrative region occupies 86,752 kmĀ² and covers the bigger part of the Ordos Desert, although the urban area itself is relatively small.