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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.

Sediments in the Gulf of Khambhat, India – February 21st, 2011

22.1N 72.4E

February 21st, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

India - January 17th, 2011

This image thumbnail focuses on the Gulf of Khambhat (formerly known as the Gulf of Cambay), an inlet of the Arabian Sea along the west coast of India, in the state of Gujarat.

The Narmada and Tapti rivers empty into the Gulf, carrying sediments that give the gulf the brown color visible here. The color fades to light blue and then dark blue as the sediments disperse into the sea.

Reservoir on Narmada River, India – December 28th, 2009

23.2N 77.4E

December 28th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

India - December 9th, 2009
India – December 9th, 2009

The Narmada River in central India is the fifth largest river in the Indian subcontinent. It forms the traditional boundary between North India and South India and flows westwards over a length of 1,312 km (815.2 mi) before draining into the Arabian Sea. It is one of only three major rivers in pensinsular India that runs from east to west. It is also the only river in India that flows in a rift valley flowing west between the Satpura and Vindhya ranges.

In this orthorectified image, the Narmada can be seen connected to a large reservoir that is part of the Indira Sagar Project, a multipurpose key Project of Madhya Pradesh on the Narmada River at Narmadanagar in the Khandwa District of Madhya Pradesh. The construction of main dam started in 1992. Total catchment area at the dam site is 61642 km2.

Kathiawar Peninsula and Surroundings, India

March 5th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Gulf of Khambat, India - March 3rd, 2009

Gulf of Khambat, India - March 3rd, 2009

Close-up of clouds

Close-up of clouds

Close-up of rivermouth

Close-up of rivermouth

Reddish brown sediments flowing out of the Narmada (east) and Sabarmati (north) Rivers create streaks in India’s Gulf of Khambhat (formerly known as the Gulf of Cambay), an inlet of the Arabian Sea.

The Kathiawar Peninsula forms the western coast of the gulf.  A range of low hills, known as the Gir Hills, occupies the south-central portion of the peninsula. The highest of these is Girnar.

The other side of the peninsula forms the eastern coast of the Gulf of Kutch. This gulf also contains an algal bloom, though there are fewer sediments. These are lighter and more golden brown in color, due to differences in soil content.

The salty marshes of the Rann of Kutch are visible north of the gulf of the same name, and the Indus River in Pakistan can be seen on the far left.

One close-up focuses on the rivermouths and gulfs, while the other focuses on an interesting cloud pattern visible to the south of the continent in the full image.

Sediments and Algae in India’s Gulf of Khambhat

March 1st, 2009 Category: Rivers, Snapshots

Gulf of Khambhat, India - February 25th, 2009

Gulf of Khambhat, India - February 25th, 2009

The Gulf of Khambhat (formerly known as the Gulf of Cambay) is an inlet of the Arabian Sea along the west coast of India, in the state of Gujarat.

It is about 80 miles long, and bordered to the west by the Kathiawar peninsula.

The Narmada and Tapti rivers can be seen here, emptying sediments into the Gulf.

The Gulf, which is actually quite shallow, 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.

The town of Khambhat sometimes experiences heavy rain and is affected by floods. The tides along its coast can reach 35 feet.

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