Floods in Bangladesh

This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from October 5, 2002, show that India and Bangladesh are still experiencing water-logged lowlands. The country of Bangladesh is roughly centered in the image, and in the easternmost parts of the country, the Syhlet region, lakes and standing water can be seen where there are normally only rivers. In the false-color image, the flooding is more prominent, with water appearing brilliant blue amid green vegetation. Clouds are white or light blue.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Floods in Bangladesh

This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from October 5, 2002, show that India and Bangladesh are still experiencing water-logged lowlands. The country of Bangladesh is roughly centered in the image, and in the easternmost parts of the country, the Syhlet region, lakes and standing water can be seen where there are normally only rivers. In the false-color image, the flooding is more prominent, with water appearing brilliant blue amid green vegetation. Clouds are white or light blue.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Mouth of the Ganges

This SeaWiFS image shows the delta of the Ganges river as it exits Bangladesh into the Bay of Bengal.
Source: Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Ganges and Brahmaputra River Valleys

In this dramatic view of the northern Indian subcontinent, the Brahmaputra River courses from the top of the image (east) through Bangladesh to the Bay of Bengal while the Ganges proceeds from the west also to the Bay. The Himalayas lie along the left side of this SeaWiFS image.
Source: Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Brahmaputra and Ganges Rivers

This colorful SeaWiFS image shows the Brahmaputra River flowing down from the Himalayas and into the hazy lowlands of Bangladesh to join the Ganges before flowing into the Bay of Bengal.
Source: Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Bangladesh from MODIS

This view of Bangladesh shows the confluence of the Padma (Ganges) and Jamuna Rivers before they empty into the Bay of Bengal. (Resolution: 625 meters; MODIS Data Type: MODIS-PFM; MODIS Band Combination: 1, 4, 3)
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Science Team

Ganges River Delta

The Ganges River forms an extensive delta where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. The delta is largely covered with a swamp forest known as the Sunderbans, which is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. It is also home to most of Bangladesh, one of the worlds most densely populated countries. Roughly 120 million people live on the Ganges Delta under threat of repeated catastrophic floods due to heavy runoff of meltwater from the Himalayas, and due to the intense rainfall during the monsoon season. This image was acquired by Landsat 7s Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on February 28, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using green, infrared, and blue wavelengths.
Source: Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch