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Smoke Over Gulf of Khambhat, India

21.8N 72.3E

December 5th, 2012 Category: Fires, Rivers

India and Pakistan – December 3rd, 2012

Smoke from fires burning in northwestern India blows southwestward over the state of Gujarat. The smoke partially veils the Gulf of Khambhat, while the Gulf of Kutch, further northwest up the coast, as well as the mouth of the Indus River, in Pakistan, remain clear.

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.

Gulfs, Salt Marshes and Rivers in India and Pakistan

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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.

Sediments in the Gulf of Kutch, India – December 21st, 2011

December 21st, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

India - December 17th, 2011

Brown sediments pour through the Gulf of Kutch, an inlet of the Arabian Sea along the west coast of India, in the state of Gujarat. The gulf is renowned for extreme daily tides.

The maximum depth of the Gulf of Kutch is 401 feet (122 m). It is about 99 miles in length, and divides the Kutch and Kathiawar peninsula regions of Gujarat. The Rukmavati River empties into the Arabian Sea nearby.

Gulfs of Khambhat and Kutch, India

21.8N 72.5E

November 14th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Pakistan and India - November 8th, 2011

Brown sediments color the waters of 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, filling it with sediments. The Gulf is shallow and abounds in shoals and sandbanks including the Mal Bank at the river mouths and the Malacca Banks at the gulf’s entrance to the Arabian Sea. The Gulf is known for its extreme tides, which vary greatly in height and run into it with amazing speed. At low tide the bottom is left nearly dry for some distance below the town of Khambhat.

Visible further west is the Gulf of Kutch, near the India-Pakistan border. Partially obscured by clouds north of this gulf is the Rann of Kutch, an area of salt marshes.