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

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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.

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.

Remains of 07B Continue to Fragment

December 10th, 2008 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Remains of Tropical Cyclone 07B - December 10th, 2008

Remains of Tropical Cyclone 07B - December 10th, 2008

The remnants of tropical cyclone 07B,  approximately 310 nautical miles west of Colombo, Sri Lanka, have tracked generally westward at 10 knots over the past 6 hours.

Recent imagery shows convection around a poorly defined low-level circulation center (LLCC) has reduced in size and intensity and broken up into fragments.

The fragment seen here is off the west coast of India. Upon opening the full image, the coastline and the Sabarmati River, emptying sediments into the Gulf of Cambay of the Arabian Sea.

Although the system has moved into an area of light vertical wind shear, cooler air from the northern Arabian Sea is inhibiting any significant development.

Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated at 15 to 20 knots and minimum sea level pressure is estimated to be near 1000mb.

Due to a weak LLCC and influx of dry cool air, the potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours remains poor.

source JTWC