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Songua River, China
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Songua River, China

 (JPG) Songua River, China (1,553,083 bytes) ( 2,124 x 2,733 )
Cutting across the Manchurian Plain of northern China, the Songhua River flows north out of the Changbai Mountains. As China‘«÷s northernmost river system, the Songhua is an important artery for transporting agricultural products grown on the plain. On its way, the river flows past Harbin, the capital of China‘«÷s Heilongjiang Province. The extreme flatness of the Manchurian Plain has caused the river to meander extremely over time. Classic fluvial features are seen here, such as ox-bow lakes, formed when a meander is cut off to form a lake. Meandering rivers shift their positions across the valley bottom by depositing sediment on the inside of bends while simultaneously eroding the outer banks of the meander bends. The ASTER image covers an area of 31.9 x 41.0 km, and is centered near 45.4 degrees north latitude, 126.9 degrees east longitude.

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Songua River, China Songua River, China
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Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

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