Introduction

Research

 Data & Analyses

Population

Economy

Science & Technology

Environment & Resources

Infrastructure

Social & Health

Policy

Culture

 Historical Timeline

 Research Bibliography

 Glossary

Training

 Hanzi Flashcards

Resources

 Satellite Images

 Web Links

 Web Videos

 Top-200 Books on China

 Top-20 Doing Business

 Top-30 Travel Guides

 Top-20 Travel Maps

 Top-40 Movies & Videos

 Top-20 Language Courses

 Top-20 Fine Art Books

 Top-10 Photography

 Search

 Linking

 About

 

 
Satellite Image: Yellow River (Jinan, Shandong Province)
Google Maps JavaScript API Example

Home Page

< Previous Image

Overview

Next Image >

This satellite image shows the muddy Yellow River (top) at Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province. At the left side you can see the highway, which connects Xuzhou (Anhui Province) with Jinan and Liaocheng (Shandong Province), crossing the Yellow River. At the lower-right the western districts of Jinan are visible. At the bottom-center you can see Jinan airport.
In recent years downstream stretches of the Yellow River have frequently fallen dry for significant periods due to over-consumption of water for irrigation and industry in upstream provinces. However, due to the extreme seasonality of the river flow and the significant sediment deposits (which alleviate the river bed), flooding has also been serious. If you zoom further into the image (+ control) you can see the dams and dykes along the Yellow River which should protect settlements and infrastructure from seasonal flooding. If you pan the image to the right (> control) you will also see the Yellow River bridge of the important railway connecting Xuzhou (Anhui Province) with Jinan (Shandong Province) and Shuiazhuang (Hebei Province).

Optimized for MS Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher. Best text size: Smaller. Best screen resolution: 1280 x 1024
Copyright 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 by Gerhard K. Heilig. All rights reserved.

china-profile.com - 30 Sept. 2012