Aerosol pollution over Northern India, Bangladesh, and Bay of Bengal

Aerosol pollution over Northern India, Bangladesh, and Bay of Bengal
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Poor air quality persists over India (left) Bangladesh (center) and Myanmar (right). This image from January 14, 2002, shows a thick blanket of pollution butting up against the Himalayas (arcing across the top of the image) and stretching out into the Bay of Bengal (bottom). Tan-colored sediment fills the Bay through the Mouths of the Ganges River (image center). North of the Himalayas, the skies are clear over the Tibetan Plateau.

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  • Data Date:

    January 14, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    January 14, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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