Scientists discover source of Yangtze’s main tributary using RS data

Scientists discover source of Yangtze’s main tributary using RS data

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Yangtze RiverChina: Chinese scientists have released new data identifying the source and length of the Jialing River, a main tributary of the Yangtze River, China's longest and the world's third-longest river. They used images from high resolution remote sensing satellite to pinpoint the source of the river. Based on the new data, the origin of the Jialing River is pinpointed at Baozuo village in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The river runs 1,345 kilometers long, according to the new findings of the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

“We pinpointed its source based on high-resolution remote-sensing images. Then we conducted field investigations to the source area to confirm the findings," said Liu Shaochuang, a scientist on the research project.

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