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Geographical Features Near India-Pakistan Border

22.7N 69.9E

October 22nd, 2012 Category: Rivers, Salt Flats, Sediments, Wetlands

India and Pakistan – October 21st, 2012

The Indus River Valley appears as a thick, S-shaped band of green vegetation in the upper left quadrant of this image. The river itself appears as a brown, sediment-loaded line through the center of the valley. Visible to the southeast are the bright white salt flats of the Rann of Kutch, with the Gulf of Kutch to the south and the  sediment-filled Gulf of Khambhat to the southeast.

Salt Flats of Rann of Kutch and Sun Glint on Gulf of Khambhat, India

21.8N 72.0E

May 2nd, 2012 Category: Salt Flats

India - April 28th, 2012

Sun glint gives a bright, silvery white color to the Gulf of Khambhat, an inlet of the Arabian Sea along the west coast of India, in the state of Gujarat. Some white areas can also be observed further inland, to the northwest; however, this coloring is due to the white salt flats of the Rann of Kutch, by the India-Pakistan border.

Gulfs, Salt Marshes and Rivers in India and Pakistan

23.5N 69.4E

March 29th, 2012 Category: Rivers, Salt Flats, Sediments, Wetlands

India - March 18th, 2012

Sediments can be seen in two large bays on the coast of India – the Gulf of Khambhat (east), famous for its extreme tides, and the Gulf of Kutch (west of the former), by the India-Pakistan border. Located near the Gulf of Kutch is the Rann of Kutch, an area of season salt marshes. Here, areas of salt flats appear bright white, while areas covered with deeper water or vegetation appear green. West of the Rann is the lower portion of the Indus River Valley, appearing as a thick green ribbon on either side of the Indus River.

Ahmedabad and Vadodara Near Gulf of Khambhat, India – January 26th, 2012

23.0N 72.5E

January 26th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

India - January 5th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the Gulf of Khambhat, an inlet of the Arabian Sea along the west coast of India, in the state of Gujarat. It is about 80 miles in length, and divides the Kathiawar peninsula to the west from the eastern part of Gujarat state on the east. The Narmada and Tapti rivers empty into the Gulf.

Visible north of the gulf, near the top edge, is the city of Ahmedabad. It is the fifth largest city and seventh largest metropolitan area of India, with a city population of approximately 5.6 million and metropolitan population of 6.4 million. The city is situated at an elevation of 53 metres (174 ft) from Mean Sea Level. The city sits on the banks of the River Sabarmati, in north-central Gujarat. It spans an area of 205 km2 (79 sq mi).  The steady expansion of the Rann of Kutch (partially visible as a dark grey area in the upper left corner) threatens to increase desertification around the city area and much of the state.

Visible near the northern shores of the gulf is another city, Vadodara, formerly known as Baroda, the third most populated city in the Indian State of Gujarat. It is situated at an elevation of 39 metres (123 feet). It is the 18th largest city in India with an area of 148.95 km² and a population of 4.1 million according to the 2010-11 census. The city sits on the banks of the River Vishwamitri, in central Gujarat. The Vishwamitri frequently dries up in the summer, leaving only a small stream of water. The city is located on the fertile plain between the Mahi & Narmada Rivers.

Vegetation Index of Western India South from Gulf of Khambhat

12.5N 75.2E

January 22nd, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

India - January 5th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the western coast of India, from the Gulf of Khambhat (upper left corner) towards the southern part of the country. The gulf divides the Kathiawar peninsula to the west from the eastern part of Gujarat state on the east.

The vegetation index is good (green) along the coastal plain and near the shores of the gulf, and low (yellow) in the mountains of the Western Ghats and the central part of the country. Other areas near lakes and rivers in the central part of the country, however, do show a good index.

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