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January 20, 2006
This Meris Reduced Resolution image was acquired along the southern rim of the Himalaya defining the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Nepal and Buthan are situated just south of the snowcapped peaks. Further south lie the plains of Bangladesh and India. We can see the Ganges River flowing through the plains from India to Bangladesh. Also visible near the center of the image are two major affluents of the Ganges River, the Ghaghara running down from the Himalaya and the Son. The difference in height between the highest peaks and the plains can be more than 8000m in this image. One of white peaks is Mount Everest the highest mountain in the world.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 16-Oct-2004
  • Orbit nr: 13743
  • Center coordinates: lat. 23.62, lon. 89.79

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