The Garabogazkol

The Garabogazkol
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz

This MODIS Terra image, acquired June 12, 2006, shows the Garabogazkol (also known asthe Kara-Bogaz-Gol) - a shallow depression in the northwestern corner of Turkmenistan. Separated from the Caspian Sea by a thin sandbar, its water volume fluctuates seasonally. At times it becomes a large bay of the Caspian Sea, while at other times its water level drops drastically.

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  • Data Date:

    June 12, 2006
  • Visualization Date:

    June 13, 2006
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration