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Rivers Crossing Sundarbans and Barguna District, Bangladesh

22.0N 89.8E

February 10th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Bangladesh - January 7th, 2012

Visible along the left edge of this APM image of southern Bangladesh is the easternmost part of the Sundarbans, the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. The Sundarban forest lies in the vast delta on the Bay of Bengal formed by the super confluence of the Padma, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers across Saiyan southern Bangladesh. The seasonally-flooded Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests lie inland from the mangrove forests on the coastal fringe.

The Sundarbans is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests. Here, even after moving farther eastward beyond the limits of the forest, one can still see many rivers in the Barguna District. The district has a total area of 1831.31 km². Important rivers of Barguna district include the Payra River, Bishkhali River and the Baleshwar River.

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.

Sundarbans and Delta Area on Bay of Bengal, Southern Bangladesh

22.1N 89.9E

November 19th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Wetlands

Bangladesh - November 9th, 2011

This APM image shows the  vast delta on the Bay of Bengal formed by the super confluence of the Padma, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers across Saiyan, in southern Bangladesh.

The area is home to the Sundarbans, the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. The seasonally-flooded Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests lie inland from the mangrove forests on the coastal fringe.

The Sundarbans is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests. The interconnected network of waterways makes almost every corner of the forest accessible by boat.

Hooghly River and Sundarbans Forest, Bangladesh and India – March 29th, 2011

21.9N 88.8E

March 29th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments, Wetlands

Bangladesh - March 26th, 2011

The green area with multiple river channels along the coast of Bangladesh (right) and northeastern India (left), is the Sundarbans, the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. The forest covers 10,000 sq.km.

The forest lies in the vast delta on the Bay of Bengal formed by the super confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers across Saiyan southern Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. The seasonally-flooded Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests lie inland from the mangrove forests on the coastal fringe.

Sediments flow through the channels of the Sundarbans and into the Bay of Bengal. The Hooghly River can also be seen to the west of the forest, releasing tan sediments into the bay. The river is an approximately 260 km long distributary of the Ganges River in West Bengal, India. The river’s average depth is 200 ft and maximum depth is 381 ft.

 

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