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Smoke Veiling Rivers in Bangladesh and India

22.5N 90.2E

March 2nd, 2011 Category: Fires, Rivers

India - February 13th, 2011

Smoke veils parts of Bangladesh and northeastern India, partially obscuring the view of rivers such as the Brahmaputra and rivermouths along the Bay of Bengal.

Although the smoke spreads southward over the bay (best observed in full image), it is unable to move northward over the Himalayas and into China.

Such clouds of smoke in this region are usually caused by agricultural fires – fires set by farmers to clear land for planting new crops. Eosnap has been observing smoke in this area since late December 2010 (click here for previous articles).

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