Tibetan Plateau in Nepal and China as Seen from Space by Envisat

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Tibetan Plateau in Nepal and China

This Envisat MERIS image highlights the Tibetan Plateau in East Asia. The plateau lies between the Kunlun Mountains to the north (shown stretching across the top of the image) and the Himalayas to the south.

The Himalayas, included in the Tibetan Plateau, are the world's highest mountain range and home to the world's highest peaks - Mt. Everest (8850m) and K2 (8612m). As seen in the image, saline lakes abound in the plateau.

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