Aral Sea, satellite image, 2009

Aral Sea, satellite image, 2009

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Caption: Aral Sea, satellite image. Image 4 of 4. North is at top. This inland lake is found between Uzbekistan (west) and Kazakhstan (east) and used to be the fourth largest lake in the world. Since the 1960s, it has lost more than half of its volume. This is due to overuse of the feeder rivers (the Syr Darya and Amu Darya) in irrigation of cotton and paddy fields. Image obtained on 16th August 2009 using the MODIS camera on NASA's Terra satellite. For a series showing the lake's progressive shrinkage, see images C003/2109 - C003/2112.

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