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Thick Smoke Over Bangladesh and Northeastern India – January 1st, 2011

23.7N 90.4E

January 1st, 2011 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Rivers

India and Bangladesh - December 27th, 2010

Thick smoke hovers over northeastern India and Bangladesh, veiling the course of the Brahmaputra/Jamuna River. The smoke billows out over the rivermouths along the Bangladeshi coastline and over the Bay of Bengal.

The high Himalayas (top edge) prevent the smoke from spreading northward into Bhutan and Tibet. While such smoke over India and Bangladesh is often caused by agricultural fires, it is worth noting that several severe factory and warehouse fires occurred in Bangladesh in mid to late December.

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