Heavy Sediment from the Yangtze River

The heavy load of sediments carried by the Yangtze River into the East China Sea colored the waters along the Chinese coastline light brown on April 12, 2002. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASAs Terra satellite. Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of this scene at the sensors fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapidfire site.
Source: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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