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Haze Over Yangtze River Mouth, China

31.2N 121.4E

March 18th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Sediments

China – March 10th, 2013

Haze that is likely a combination of smog and dust from a dust storm spreading across China hovers over the mouth of the Yangtze River and blows eastward, south of the Korean Peninsula, towards Japan. Partially visible through the haze are sediments from the Yangtze. Sediments and phytoplankton growth also color the waters of the Bohai Sea and Yellow Sea.

Sediments in Bohai Sea and Haze to the West, China

38.8N 119.7E

November 9th, 2012 Category: Sediments

China – November 8th, 2012

Sediments give the Bohai Sea, an arm of the Yellow Sea, green and golden hues. These sediments spill from rivers such as the Yellow, Hai, Liao, and Luan Rivers. Some of the land west of the gulf is veiled by haze, while snow covers some of the terrain to the north.

Silt in Bohai Bay, China

38.5N 118.1E

October 11th, 2012 Category: Sediments

China – October 10th, 2012

Sediments line the shores of Bohai Bay, particularly to the south, one of the three bays forming the Bohai Gulf, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea, in northeast China.┬áThe Bohai Bay receives the drainage of the Haihe and 15 other rivers. Due to these rivers’ muddy runoff, the bay used to be a highly silty water body, but extensive damming of the various river systems has greatly diminish siltage. Nevertheless, the Bohai Bay in effect concentrates the runoff of the whole eastern North China Plain, and the Bay is an intensely polluted body of water.

Sediments and Phytoplankton in Bohai Sea, China – September 24th, 2012

38.8N 119.7E

September 24th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

China – September 17th, 2012

Exquisite patterns created by sediments and phytoplankton fill the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea, China. The Bohai Sea’s limits are marked by the Liaodong Peninsula (upper right) and Shandong Peninsula (lower right). The sediments in Liaodong Bay, west of the similarly named peninsula, are brown in color, while those in Bohai Bay, to the southwest, have a more golden hue and are flanked by green phytoplankton growth.

Sediments in Incheon Bay, Korean Peninsula

37.4N 126.4E

April 23rd, 2011 Category: Sediments

Korean Peninsula - April 17th, 2011

Sediments pour off the western coast of the Korean Peninsula and into Incheon Bay, giving its waters a tan tinge, before diffusing into the Yellow Sea.

Incheon Bay is located by the border between North Korea and South Korea. It is famous for its very high tidal range. It is also well-known for its seaport at the city of Incheon, which is the second largest in South Korea after Busan’s.