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Sediments Coloring Waters of Gulf of Martaban, Myanmar

16.5N 97.0E

December 10th, 2012 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Myanmar – December 3rd, 2012

Sediments create tan and blue-green patterns as they diffuse into the Gulf of Martaban, an arm of the Andaman Sea in the southern part of Myanmar. They are released into the gulf principally from the Salween Sittaung and Yangon Rivers. The gulf is famous for its extreme tides, which range between 4 and 7 meters.

Sediments in Ganges Delta and Gulf of Martaban, Bangladesh and Myanmar – November 11th, 2011

20.0N 93.4E

November 11th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Myanmar and Bangladesh - November 8th, 2011

Two large, sediment filled bays can be seen in this image of Bangladesh (left) and Myanmar (right). Visible in southern Myanmar is the Gulf of Martaban, filled with sediments by the Salween Sittaung and Yangon Rivers. Visible in Bangladesh is the Ganges Delta, where sediments enter into the Bay of Bengal.

The Ganges Delta (also known as the Ganges–Brahmaputra Delta, the Sunderbans Delta, or the Bengalla Delta) is a river delta in Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal, India. It is the world’s largest delta, approximately 350 km (220 mi) across at the Bay of Bengal.

A number of large rivers flow through the Ganges Delta, including the Padma (main distributary of the Ganges) and the Jamuna (main distributary of the Brahmaputra), which merge and then join the Meghna before entering the sea.

Vegetation Index of Southern Myanmar and Andaman and Nicobar Islands

16.0N 94.7E

November 9th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Myanmar - November 8th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of southern Myanmar, near the Gulf of Martaban, an arm of the Andaman Sea. Sediments from the Salween Sittaung and Yangon Rivers give the gulf a tan color.

The vegetation index throughout the image is mostly good (green), with some areas of high photosynthetic activity (rusty red) to the west, and some areas of low activity (yellow) north of the center of the gulf. Visible at the bottom of the image are the Andaman and Nicobar islands, which show an index ranging from good to high.