Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | June 15, 2007

NASA Satellites watch as China Constructs Giant Dam

“Some call it the eighth wonder of world. Others say it’s the next Great Wall of China. Upon completion in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam along China’s Yangtze River will be the world’s largest hydroelectric power generator and one of the few man-made structures so enormous that it’s actually visible to the naked eye from space. NASA’s Landsat satellites have provided detailed, vivid views of the dam since construction began in 1994.”

Read article at NASA News
TPE Link – Fluvial Systems; The Hydrosphere: Surface water

Time-lapse of Three Gorges Dam Development. Courtesy NASA.

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