Turpan Basin, China

Turpan Basin, China
The dark surface of the Shanshan dune field absorbs sunlight more strongly than the adjacent Flaming Mountain, making it much hotter. Read more: Where Is the Hottest Place on Earth?

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  • Data Date:

    August 8, 2008
  • Visualization Date:

    April 5, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 7 - ETM+

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