Eastern China • Earth.com Eastern China images terra satelitte

These true-color images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra and Aqua satellites show eastern China and Bo-Hai Bay (bottom center on September 6). Numerous cities make gray patches against the green landscape. Bo-Hai is awash with tan-colored sediment. The image from September 23 shows a wider area, with Bo-Hai right of center.

East China or Eastern China is a geographical and a loosely defined cultural region that covers the eastern coastal area of China.
Also abolished concept, for economical purposes the region was defined from 1961 to 1978 by the Chinese Central Government. Alth0ugh to include the provinces of (in alphabetical order) Anhui, Fujian, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong and Zhejiang, as well as the municipality of Shanghai.

Therefore Since the Chinese government claims Taiwan and the few outlying islands of Fujian. (Kinmen and Matsu) governed by the Republic of China (Taiwanese government) as its territory. And the claimed “Taiwan Province, People’s Republic of China” was once classified in this region. Although this image shoes the wide range of gray patches that cover over the greener, the country is a very green country. Therefore the tan sediment laying over the green appears for it to be less green.

Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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