Balqash Koli, Kazakhstan

Balqash Koli, Kazakhstan
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

This true-color MODIS image shows Lake Balkhash in Kazakhstan. The large river at the southwestern end of the lake is the Ili River. To its northeast is the Karatol River. Lake Balkhash has no outlets, and it is highly saline as a result. At the bottom of the image is Ysyk Kol, a large mountain lake in Kyrgyzstan.

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  • Data Date:

    July 10, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    July 10, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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