Caspian Sea, Aqua satellite image

Caspian Sea, Aqua satellite image

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Caption: Caspian Sea, satellite image. North is at top. This saltwater lake lies between Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. It is the largest lake in the world, with a surface area of 371,000 square kilometres. Its main source of water is the Volga River, which flows into it through the Volga Delta (at its top left edge). The delta carries a large amount of sediment, which is responsible for the brown colour of the water in that region. On the eastern side of the sea, in Turkmenistan, is the shallow Garabogazkol (light blue), a highly salty lake separated from the Caspian Sea by a thin sandbar. This image was taken on 11th June 2005 by the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite.

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Keywords: 11/06/2005, 11th june 2005, 21st century, aqua satellite, asia, asian, caspian sea, earth observation, environment, from space, garabogazkol, geographical, geography, lake, landlocked, modis, river, salt water, satellite image, sea, volga, volga delta

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