Image of the Week: Northern and Southern Baikal

07 December 2018
Image of the Week

The images received from SPOT 6-7 satellite in 2017-2018 shows northern and southern parts of Baikal Lake.

Kultuk Bay is located in the southwestern corner of the lake-sea in the Slyudyansky district of the Irkutsk region. The Shamansky Cape is situated on the west bank of the Bay. It is considered to be a sacred place for the Buryats, is called Aikh-Shulun in Buryat, which means “The Terrible Stone”. The Circum-Baikal Railway runs along the northern shore, the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Baikal federal highway R258 run along the western and south-western ones.

The extensive Nizhneangarsk lowland, swamped, with a large number of lakes, fills the entire northern tip of Baikal. From the west, the Baikal Ridge comes up to the lake here, and from the east, the Barguzinsky Ridge. In the extreme northern part of Baikal, in the North-Baikal region of the Republic of Buryatia, the Angarsk Sor Bay is located. This is a semi-enclosed reservoir, separated from the main water area of ​​the lake by the Yarki Island and some other islands.

The image was published at the request of RDC SCANEX site visitors.

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