The shrinking Aral Sea, seen from Envisat's MERIS

The shrinking Aral Sea, seen from Envisat's MERIS

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23/07/2003 1:35 pm

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This image of the dying Aral Sea was taken by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on July 9. The whitish land surrounding the remaining waters of the evaporating Aral Sea is a salt-covered dry waterbed known as the Aralkum Desert.

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