Bo Hai and northeastern China
Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The rivers of northeast China spill sediment into the Bo Hai, a bay off the Yellow Sea, in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image taken by the Terra satellite on October 18, 2003. The largest offender is the Yellow River, bottom, which carries dust from the Gobi Desert of Inner Mongolia down through the North China Plain before pouring into the Bo Hai. The cement-colored patch on the western tip of the bay is Tianjin (Tientsin).