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  Wikipedia: Gobi Desert
To the south of the Kuruk-tagh lie the desert of Lop, the desert of Kum-tagh, and the valley of the Bulunzir-gol.
Anyway, the arrangement of the sand here agrees perfectly with the law laid down by Potanin, that in the basins of Central Asia the sand is heaped up in greater mass on the south, all along the bordering mountain ranges where the floor of the depressions lies at the highest level.
These vast expanses are absolutely waterless, nor do any oases relieve the unbroken stretches of yellow sand which alternate with equally vast areas of saline clay or, nearer the foot of the mountains, with barren shingle.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/g/go/gobi_desert.html   (4199 words)

 Gobi Desert - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The desert is widest in the west, along the line joining the Baghrash Kol and the Lop Nor (87°-89° east).
The prevailing winds blow from the west and northwest and the pall of dust overhangs the country as in the Takla Makan and the desert of Lop.
Characteristic of the flora are wild garlic, Kalidium gracile, wormwood, saxaul, Nitraria schoberi, Caragana, Ephedra, saltwort and the grass Lasiagrostis splendens.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Gobi   (3111 words)

 Lop Nur - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
LOP NUR [Lop Nur], salt basin, SE Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, in the Tarim River basin.
Once a large salt lake (as mapped by ancient Chinese geographers), it is now largely dried up, with marshes and small, shifting lakes receiving the channels of the Tarim river.
Lop Nur not a saltwater lake millions of years ago.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-lopnur.html   (239 words)

 TIMEasia.com | Visions of China: Lop Nor | 9/27/99
Thirty-five years ago, an obscure desert in China's far west known by its Uighur name of Lop Nor suddenly became a national symbol.
It was here, on Oct. 16 at 3:00 p.m., that China exploded its first atomic device, unleashing the mushroom cloud whose image would become a propaganda staple inside the country and abroad.
In addition to the thermal blast it created, the Lop Nor test generated a huge amount of national pride.
www.time.com /time/asia/magazine/99/0927/lop.html   (525 words)

 Lop Nur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Desert Lop Nur, Xinjiang, China: Satellite picture of the Helix of the former sea Lop Nur.
A partial cause for the destabilization of the desert has been the cutting of poplars and willows for firewood [2]; in response, a reserve was established in 2003 to preserve 3520 square kilometres of Diverse-leaved poplar.
Former water resources of the Tarim River and Lop Nur nurtured the kingdom of Loulan, an ancient Chinese civilization along the Silk Road, which skirted the lake-filled basin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lop_Nor   (352 words)

 OGS SEISMOGRAMS OF 1992 MAY21 NUCLEAR TEST AT LOP NOR, PRC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The seismogram above is vertical earth motion from the 1992 May 21 Lop Nor PRC 700-1800 kiloton underground nuclear test.
The pole happens to lie almost at the midpoint of the great circle path from Lop Nor to Leonard, which is 102.8 great circle degrees, or 11420 kilometers, or 7100 miles long (i.e., along the earth's surface, not along the ray paths).
The asterisk on the left represents Lop Nor, The triangle on the right represents Leonard.
www.okgeosurvey1.gov /level2/nuke.grams/LOPNOR920521.html   (281 words)

 Lop Nor - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
LOP NOR [Lop Nor] Xinjiang, China: see Lop Nur.
Two Female Students to Cross Lop Nor Desert.
Wisconsin Governor Lops $80 Million from Cost of Rebuilding Milwaukee Highway.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-x-e1-l1opn1or.html   (142 words)

 Lop Nor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We adapted the double-difference algorithm to work with regional and global network data, and applied it to the combined Lop Nor data set to remove the effects of uncertainty in the Earth model.
Specifically, we determined locations of more recent tests (red) to the accuracy of the cross-correlation data while simultaneously determining the relative locations of the older tests (blue), for which digital waveforms are not available, to the accuracy of the phase-pick data.
Eighteen Lop Nor locations have solution qualities at the GT2 level or better, and are well suited to calibrate IMS stations for the purpose of monitoring compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
www.ldeo.columbia.edu /~felixw/research/LopNor.html   (335 words)

Lop Nor contains four testing zones, three for underground testing and one for atmospheric.
Lop Nur is a likely site for interim high-level waste (HLW) storage and an eventual repository.
This material is produced independently for NTI by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, agents.
www.nti.org /db/china/lopnur.htm   (435 words)

 Central Asia Maps
The earthquakes were chosen because of their available moment tensor solutions and reliable depth estimates from previous studies, relative location to the Lop Nor nuclear test site, and adequate singnal-to-noise ratio.
There are is a basin path through the Junggar Basin, a mountain path through the Tien Shan, and a path that crosses the Lop Nor nuclear test site.
The final earthquakes used were all recorded at the Urumqi station (WMQ) based on its location with respect to Lop Nor and that the station produces reliable signals.
www.uwm.edu /~bketter/Research/Central_Asia_Maps/Central_Asia.html   (647 words)

 Lop Nor - Chinese Nuclear Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
US satellite intelligence imagery of 6-9 August 1964 showed that the previously suspect facility near Lop Nor in Sinkiang was almost certainly a nuclear testing site.
Developments at the facility include a ground scar forming about 60 percent of a circle 19,600 feet in diameter around a 325-foot tower (first seen in April 1964 photograph), and work on bunkers near the tower and instrumentation sites at appropriate locations is underway.
China, Lop Nur nuclear test site, 20 Oct 64 --- In October 1964 China joined the nuclear club by conducting its initial atomic test at Lop Nor, in western China.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/china/facility/lop_nor.htm   (250 words)

 IRIS Newsletter: Fall 1996 Issue: Last Nuclear Weapons Test?
Lop Nor is located in the northeastern edge of the Tarim basin, an unusual geologic province.
In general, it is assumed that the magnitudeÐyield relationship for Lop Nor is approximately the same as that observed for the former Soviet test sites in Kazakhstan.
As the yield of Lop Nor explosions decreases, the orientation of the tectonic release changes to thrusting-type motion.
www.iris.iris.edu /newsletter/fallnews/chinese.html   (2070 words)

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China's last test was on 15th May 1995 at the Lop Nor nuclear test site.
Testing takes place at the Lop Nor site, approximately 265 kilometres south- east of Urumqi in the Xinjian region (due west of Beijing, due north of Kathmandu).
The amount of plutonium-239 still contained within the Lop Nor site is estimated by IPPNW (1) as 1,800 curies (25 kilograms).
archive.greenpeace.org /comms/rw/cbrief.html   (658 words)

 Science News Online - Past Issues - 5/11/96
Lop Nor is the Chinese test site," he explained.
Timing provided an important clue: The shock had originated at 12:19 Greenwich Mean Time, which is not the kind of round, on-the-hour time that countries usually choose for performing a major weapon test.
Yet they will have to gamble that neither the international monitoring system nor the intelligence assets of individual countries will pick up a small detonation, says Amy Sands of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, which is negotiating the test ban treaty in Geneva.
www.sciencenews.org /pages/sn_arch/5_11_96/bob1.htm   (2026 words)

 Loulan vanished in sand - The Washington Times: World Briefings - January 14, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Tarim River gathers its water from the Kunlun Mountains in the south, the Pamirs in the west and the Tian Shan Mountains in the north, and flows in an eastward arc along the northern edges of the Taklamakan, an ancient inland sea, toward the salt marshes of Lop Nor.
In its lifetime, Loulan was situated on the north shore of Lop Nor.
Loulan, a town on the Silk Road connecting China to Europe, was abandoned in the sixth century and slowly erased from the face of the Earth by centuries of blowing sand.
www.washingtontimes.com /world/20050113-104224-1613r.htm   (1996 words)

 EO Newsroom: New Images - The Wandering Lake
Lop Nor, also called the “the heart of the heart” of Asia, was the place where the waters of the largest inner basin (i.e., not flowing into the sea) of the world—including the Tarim and Kum-daria Rivers—were collected.
Depending on the balance between rainfall water yield and evaporation, both position and size of the lake were strongly variable, thus giving rise to the legend of the Wandering Lake.
“Lop City” was the place where Marco Polo took his last rest before facing the one-year long crossing of the Gobi Desert.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=6762   (294 words)

 Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalsky Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
He claimed to have rediscovered the great salt lake of the Chinese classical writers, Lop Nor, in the desert at 41°N, 91°E. This was one of the most interesting, yet controversial, of all his discoveries.
Von Richthofen disputed the claim on the grounds that the lake was of fresh, not salt, water and that it was too far south.
Sven Hedin, in two visits to Lop Nor (1895, 1900), established that Przhevalsky's lake shifts west as a result of wind and sandstorms.
www.bookrags.com /biography/nikolai-mikhailovich-przhevalsky   (698 words)

 Nuclear War in Eastern Turkestan
In 1959 on the densely populated territory of the ancient cultural center of Eastern Turkestan's Lop
Nor region, China's top secret nuclear testing site was founded.
people living in the immediate vicinity of Lop Nor were never evacuated.
www.turkiye.net /sota/lopnor.html   (1031 words)

 BSSA, Volume 92:8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Locations are estimated of 11 underground nuclear explosions conducted between 26 May 1990 and 29 July 1996 at the Lop Nor test site in western China.
Location estimates of nine explosions conducted at the eastern zone of the Lop Nor test site are within 140 to 490 meters of vertical boreholes and infrastructure to support nuclear testing observed in IKONOS imagery.
These solutions allow seismic travel times to be calibrated accurately for the Lop Nor region at seismographic stations of the International Monitoring System (IMS).
www.seismosoc.org /publications/BSSA_html/bssa_92-8/01268.html   (307 words)

 EES-11 - LANL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
To simulate regional seismic event location in western China, we relocate 10 nuclear blasts at Lop Nor, using only the 10 closest reporting stations.
Using these 10 stations, we sequentially eliminate the most distant one, relocating each time until only 3 stations are left (or 4 if we don't constrain depth).
Red circles and fl triangles are for depth constrained and unconstrained with the use of PPCs.
www.lanl.gov /orgs/ees/ees11/geophysics/Posters/Lee/ch4.html   (196 words)

 Sven Hedin Bibliography
Explored by motor vehicle the routes through the mountains west from Dunhuang, showing that one branch of the historic Silk Road undoubtedly had run in that direction and to Lop Nor in its northern location until the rivers shifted course.
A copy of the main Buddhist temple in Jehol (Chengde) was built as an exhibition for the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago; Hedin was involved in the project.
Hedin rather repitiously proclaims his solving of the riddle of Lop Nor as one of his most important achievements.
www.silk-road.com /bibliography/hedinb3.html   (4248 words)

 Xinjiang: A Bi-Cultural Perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Chinese central government’s choice of Lop Nor as a test site has affected the dynamics of the minority-majority relationship.
Students will develop an art project to illustrate their understanding of nuclear testing at Lop Nor.
To understand the importance of this region to Beijing, you will need to examine the importance of Xinjiang’s cities on the Silk Road, its natural resources, and its politics as a foundation to grasping the choice of Lop Nor as a nuclear testing site.
www.yale.edu /ycias/pier/resources/lessons/strelau.htm   (1363 words)

 Lop Virus -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Lop Nur (Lake Lop; alternately Lop Nor or Lo-pu po) is a group of small salt lakes and marshes in the desert in Malan, Xinjiang, in Northwestern China.
During the French Fourth Republic Lop stood on a platform of the elimination of poverty after 10:00 P.M., the extension of the Saint-Michael's Road to the North Sea, the nationalization of brothels, and the relocation of Paris to a rural area for fresher air.
Categories similar to Lop Virus: Lord Of The Rings Figurines
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/87/lop-virus.html   (291 words)

 TIME.com: The Blast at Lop Nor -- Oct. 30, 1964 -- Page 1
The bleak land around Lop Nor, a salt lake in the Takla Makan Desert of Red China's Sinkiang province, is one of the most remote and unpleasant places on earth.
But last week Lop Nor was suddenly familiar to all the world when President Johnson pinpointed it as the place where the Chinese had conducted their first atomic test.
U.S. authorities have not yet told all they know about the Chinese test, presumably because disclosure would divulge too much about their detection methods, which are extremely efficient.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,876325,00.html   (784 words)

 Lop Nor Lake (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Wandering Lake - Lop Nor Lake, Sinkiang province,
An inland lake located at the east end of the Tarim Basin in the south-eastern part of the Sinkiang province, the People's Republic of China.
At the west lakeside, there are remains of the LOULAN which suddenly vanished at the end of the 4th century, however, identifying its remains by ASTER data has been a difficult task.
www.ersdac.or.jp.cob-web.org:8888 /todayData/023/pict_e.html   (179 words)

 AllRefer.com - Lop Nur, China (Chinese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Lop Nur, China (Chinese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
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Lop Nur[lOp nUr] Pronunciation Key, salt basin, SE Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, in the Tarim River basin.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/L/LopNur.html   (229 words)

 NTI: Country Overviews: Kyrgyzstan: Nuclear Chronology
The movement seeks a total ban of nuclear tests at the Lop Nor testing site or anywhere in the world as well as the abolition of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction in the world.
This organization brings together physicians, journalists, physicists, lawyers, and workers; other organizations are also members of the KAM Lop Nor, including the Kyrgyzstani Commission on Peace and Agreement, the Kyrgyzstani Committee "Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War," the Slavic Fund, German Uigur, and other cultural-ethnic societies.
China exploded a nuclear device at the Lop Nor testing ground, 1000km from Kyrgyzstan, on 7 October 1994.
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/Kyrgyzstan/Nuclear/4797.html   (2785 words)

 Lop Nur — FactMonster.com
Once a large salt lake (as mapped by ancient Chinese geographers), it is now largely dried up, with marshes and small, shifting lakes receiving the channels of the
Lop Nor - Lop Nor, Xinjiang, China: see Lop Nur.
Lo-pu po - Lo-pu po: see Lop Nur, China.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0830294.html   (182 words)

 Lop Nur - China-related Topics LM-LP - China-Related Topics
Lop Nur - China-related Topics LM-LP - China-Related Topics
Lop Nur (Lake Lop; alternately Lop Nor or Lo-pu po) is a group of small salt lakes and marshes in the desert in Malan, Xinjiang, in Northwestern People's Republic of ChinaChina.
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