Icon Ganges and Brahamaputra Delta 2011
Andreas Muenchow
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
University of Delaware

Feb.-14, 2011 MODIS Image of Ganges and Brahamaputra River Delta (250-m resolution), Bangladesh: The country most likely impacted by changing sea level and changing water use by growing populations and rapidly growing new economies in India to the west and China to the east. Black is ocean and river water of the Ganges/Brahamaputra River Delta. The red in the south is the Sundabarns mangrove forest, and the blue are water-logged polders created by ill-advised water management measures planed in the 60ies and implemented in the 80ies and 90ies.