Yangtze discharge captured by GOCI/COMS 9
Level-1B composite image (5-11 April 2011) of eastern China, South Korea and Japan, captured by the Korean GOCI instrument on board the geostationary COMS satellite (image processed by KOSC, Korea Ocean Satellite Centre). A turbid plume of resuspended sediment originating from the discharge of the Yangtze River is clearly visible on the left hand side of the image. Resuspended sediments are prevalent in winter and spring, when strong seasonal winds cause mixing of the water column. Image provided by Dr. Yu-Hwan Ahn, KORDI (Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute).