Satellite imagery helps locate source of Chinese river

Satellite imagery helps locate source of Chinese river

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China: Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth of the Academy of Sciences of China have discovered the source and extent of river Yangtze”s longest tributary, river Yaluntszyan. Yaluntszyan flows through the west of Sichuan Province, Southwest China and is an important tributary. Researchers analysed satellite images and conducted a field survey area to determine the exact location of the source of the river Yaluntszyan, said Liu Shaochuanm, senior researcher.

Researchers found that the source of the river Yaluntszyan is located at the southern foot of the mountains of Bayan-hara-ula in Yushu County, Chengdu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province, at an altitude of 4870 m above sea level, the upper watercourse of the river Nuntsyun creek called, the length of the river reaches 1,670 meters.

Source: China.org