Smoke and Pollution in Eastern China •

Smoke and Pollution in Eastern China

Smoke from several fires (red dots) and air pollution blankets eastern China in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer. (MODIS) image from October 2, 2002. Bo-Hai Bay is at upper right, and two large Chinese rivers are visible. Therefore the Yellow River (north of center) and the Yangtze River (south of center). You can see the massive amount of Smoke and Pollution in Eastern China In the image. A very smoggy and smokey city. Major smoke damage and fire damage as well does a huge mark on this city.

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

Although 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. Also the claimed “Taiwan Province, People’s Republic of China” was once classified in this region

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

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