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Sediments in Irrawaddy Delta and Haze from Fires in China Over Myanmar

18.7N 96.0E

November 24th, 2010 Category: Fires, Mountains, Rivers, Sediments

Myanmar - November 5th, 2010

The Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River flows southwards across Myanmar before empyting indo the Andaman Sea. The bay into which it flows is tan from the heavy load of sediments carried by the river.

Multiple ridges of mountains can be seen in the right half of the thumbnail, and in the full image the Himalayas can be seen, capped with snow, at the top. Also visible along the right side of the image (best observed in the full version) is a light veil of smoke carried westward from fires that were burning in Eastern China.

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