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Haze Over Bangladesh and Northeastern India

23.9N 89.3E

January 30th, 2012 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Bangladesh - January 26th, 2012

Smoke and haze hang over northeastern India and Bangladesh, stretching from the valley of the Brahmaputra River, south of the Himalayas, down to the Bay of Bengal. Haze is common in this region, and develops as a result of pollution from cars, industry and smoke from agricultural fires.

Bangladesh is primarily a broad deltaic plain formed by the confluence of the Ganges, Jamuna and Meghna Rivers and their tributaries. Roughly 80 percent of the country’s 144,000 square kilometer area is fertile alluvial lowland called the Bangladesh Plain. Here, sediments can be seen through the haze in the Bay of Bengal by the edge of the plain.

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