Bangladesh and Northeast India

Bangladesh and Northeast India
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On March 5, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite detected fires (marked in red) in eastern India (bottom left), northeast India (top right), and western Myanmar (bottom right). A few scattered fires were detected in Bangladesh (center). In the false-color image of this scene, dark reddish burn scars stand out against bright green vegetation.

In Bangladesh, the Ganges River flows in from the west and meets up with the Brahmaputra River flowing in from the east. The two rivers join and flow out to the Bay of Bengal through the Mouths of the Ganges. At top are the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal.

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  • Data Date:

    March 5, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    March 10, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration