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Krishna River Flowing into Bay of Bengal, India

15.7N 80.8E

October 21st, 2011 Category: Rivers

India - October 20th, 2011

This APM image shows the Krishna River crossing central-southern India. It is one of the longest rivers in the region, at about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi).

The Krishna river rises at Mahabaleswar near the Jor village in the extreme north of Wai taluka, and meets the Bay of Bengal at Hamasaladeevi in Andhra Pradesh, on the east coast. It also flows through the state of Karnataka. The delta of this river is one of the most fertile regions in India.

Sediments in Krishna River, India

16.2N 80.8E

May 13th, 2011 Category: Rivers

India - May 2nd, 2011

The Krishna River can be seen flowing across Andhra Pradesh, in India. It is one of the longest rivers in the country, at about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) in length.

Ecologically, this is one of the disastrous rivers in the world, in that it causes heavy soil erosion during the monsoon season. Here, sediments in the river give it a tan color, while in the full image, sun glint causes some segments to have a golden glow.

Visakhapatnam and Hills of the Eastern Ghats, India

17.6N 83.2E

April 3rd, 2011 Category: Mountains

India - April 3rd, 2011

The city of Visakhapatnam appears as a bright green area along the coast of India in this APM image. The city is nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and faces the Bay of Bengal to the east.

Visakhapatnam is a major port and the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh, as well as the third largest city on the east coast of India.

Guntakal in Andhra Pradesh, India

15.1N 77.3E

December 27th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

India - December 1st, 2010

This orthorectified image shows the town of Guntakal (white patch in upper left quadrant) in Anantapur district in the South Western part of the state of Andhra Pradesh and 50 km away from Bellary of Karnataka, India.

Guntakal has an average elevation of 432 metres (1,417 ft). In the full image, other smaller towns appear as white dots, while roads connecting them appear as thin, light grey lines.

Rivers and Hills of Central-Southern India

14.0N 76.9E

April 21st, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

India - March 5th, 2010

India - March 5th, 2010

Several rivers and areas of hills can be observed in this image of central-southern India and Sri Lanka. Between the two countries, sediments and algae are visible in the Palk Strait.

The green area in Karnataka, central India (upper right quadrant) is situated around the  Tungabhadra and the Vedavati Rivers, whose courses are dammed for electricity generation and irrigation.

Moving southward towards the tip of the country, several areas of hills appear as dark brown patches across the landscape. One of these is the U-shaped range of  Biligirirangan Hills, near the River Kaveri (Cauvery) and the Kabini River.

In between these green and brown areas, on the east coast, is the Pennar River. It can be identified as a tan line flowing across Andhra Pradesh.

Finally, to the southwest of the Biligirirangan Hills, nearing the west cast, are the Cardamom Hills. They are part of the southern Western Ghats mountain range and are dotted by clouds here.

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