Heavy Sediment from the Yangtze River
acquired April 12, 2002 download large image (271 KB, JPEG, 1500x2000)
acquired April 12, 2002 download GeoTIFF file (34 MB, TIFF, 4448x3556)
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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 NASA’s Terra satellite.

Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of this scene at the sensor’s fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapidfire site.

NASA Earth Observatory image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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Terra - MODIS

Heavy Sediment from the Yangtze River

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