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Fig. 25 | Journal of Palaeogeography

Fig. 25

From: The hyperpycnite problem

Fig. 25

Hugli (Ganges) River, India. a Satellite image showing normal river flow (blue) at the mouth of the Hugli River, which is the westernmost distributary of the greater Ganges River. This site is popularly known as the “Mouth of the Ganges”, where the Ganges empties its sediment into the Bay of Bengal. Note the river is blue in color because of poor sediment load. NASA images created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory. ASTER data provided courtesy of the NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS. Image acquired on March 29, 2000. Additional labels by G. Shanmugam; b Satellite image showing sediment-rich river flow (tan color) and anastomosing plume at the mouth when the river is carrying full sediment load during periods of monsoonal floods. Image credit: NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. Image acquired on January 6, 2005. Additional labels by G. Shanmugam

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