Thursday, January 22, 2009

An image of Earth...

from space, showing the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in India, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma) where it enters the Bay of Bengal. Students that have taken my strat/sed course can surely identify this as a classic tidal-dominated delta, or at least they should be able to! (Click to enlarge.) Note the large plumes of suspended sediment being shed from this enormous watershed that drains the southern side of the Himalaya Mountains.

Credit: Image acquired using the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) camera on Envisat (ESA) on 8 November 2003.

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