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IMAGE OF THE DAY
02-26-2024
Sediment flows offshore from the Yangtze River 
Today's Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a large sediment plume from the Yangtze River that extends hundreds of kilometers off the coast of China. "Brown, sediment-laden water is visible along this shallow, turbid stretch of coast year-round, but a vast plume like the one visible here is a characteristic feature of winter. Scientists have proposed several causes of this seasonal phenomenon," said NASA. "The ebb and flow of tides contain enough energy to stir up sediments from the seafloor,...
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