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Haze Across Northern India and Bangladesh

22.3N 90.9E

December 18th, 2012 Category: Fires, Rivers

Bangladesh – December 17th, 2012

Smoky haze spreads from northern India eastward into Bangladesh, filling the lowlands south of the Himalayas and valleys along rivers such as the Brahmaputra, in northeastern India and Bangladesh (flowing westward from right edge and then southward). The Ganges River, flowing eastward across northern India, is hardly visible through the smoke, although its mouths can be seen along the Bay of Bengal.

Smoke Thinning As It Follows Ganges River Eastward, India and Bangladesh

22.5N 89.2E

December 6th, 2012 Category: Fires, Rivers

India and Bangladesh – December 4th, 2012

A band of smoke floats across this image, parallel to the Himalayas. The smoke appears thicker to the west, closer to the area of origin: fires in northwestern India. Although thinner, the cloud of smoke also reaches eastward into Bangladesh. The Ganges River becomes visible crossing northern India into Bangladesh as the smoke thins. The Brahmaputra River can also be seen flowing westwards and then southwards from the center left edge.

Sediments Along Coast of Bangladesh

22.4N 89.9E

April 17th, 2012 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Bangladesh - April 14th, 2012

Sediments line the coast of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal, pouring out from the innumerous rivers and channels along the country’s coastline. Visible on the left side of the image is the Sundarban forest, lying in the vast delta on the Bay of Bengal formed by the super confluence of the Padma, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers across southern Bangladesh. The Sundarbans is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests.

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.

Hoogly River and Sundarbans, Coastal India and Bangladesh – December 4th, 2011

22.3N 88.2E

December 4th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Wetlands

India - November 26th, 2011

Rivers in West Bengal, India and Bangladesh can be observed on the right side of this image, empyting sediments into the Bay of Bengal. Visible near the image center is the wide Hooghly River, a distributary of the Ganges River of approximately 260 kilometres (160 mi) in length.

To the east of the Hooghly River is the Sundarbans, the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. The forest lies in the vast delta on the Bay of Bengal formed by the super confluence of the Padma, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers across southern Bangladesh. The seasonally-flooded Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests lie inland from the mangrove forests on the coastal fringe.

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