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  Subcontinent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Generally, however, a subcontinent is split from the rest of a continent by something like a mountain range or by tectonic plates.
In this sense, the Indian subcontinent on the India Plate and the Arabian subcontinent on the Arabian Plate are recognized.
The latter is not commonly called a subcontinent geographically because of lack of a geographical border and a variety in climate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Subcontinent   (316 words)

  
 Arabian Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arabian Peninsula is a mainly desert peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia and an important part of the greater Middle East.
Kuwait, on the border with Iraq and claimed as an Iraqi province, was invaded by Saddam Hussein during the first Gulf War and is an important country strategically, forming one of the main staging grounds for coalition forces to mount the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Geologically, this region is more appropriately called the Arabian subcontinent because it lies on a tectonic plate of its own, the Arabian Plate, which has been moving incrementally away from northeast Africa (forming the Red Sea) and north into the Asia plate (forming the Zagros mountains).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arabia   (580 words)

  
 Indian subcontinent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Indian subcontinent is the peninsular region of South Asia, which includes India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, usually also Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and some disputed territory currently controlled by China, and sometimes Myanmar.
Geographically, the region is bound by the Himalaya to the north and east, and the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal to the south.
Geologically, this region is a subcontinent because it rests on a tectonic plate of its own, the India Plate, separate from the rest of Eurasia and was once a small continent before colliding with the Eurasian Plate and giving birth to the Himalayan range and the Tibetan plateau.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Indian_Subcontinent   (323 words)

  
 Arabian Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Arabian Peninsula is a peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia.
The coastal limits of the peninsula are: on the southwest the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba; on the southeast the Arabian Sea; and on the northeast the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf.
Geologically, this region is more appropriately called the Arabian subcontinent because it has a tectonic plate of its own, the Arabian Plate.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Arabia   (387 words)

  
 The Indian Subcontinent: A Geographical Sketch
The Indian subcontinent is a 2000-mile-long triangle that is suspended off the landmass of Central Asia.
The Arabian Sea forms the western boundary and the Bay of Bengal the eastern one.
The climate is largely tropical with rainfall for much of the subcontinent dependent on the monsoon winds that blow across the Indian Ocean from June to October.
www.askasia.org /AsianArt/other.geo.sasia.htm   (191 words)

  
 Feliciatiors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Evidence indicates that, possibly during the Neolithic period of the Stone Age, the aboriginal inhabitants of the subcontinent were dispersed and partially assimilated by invading Dravidian tribes, who probably came from the west.
Tribal political organs functioned according to democratic principles, the social status of women compared favorably with that of men, and the institution of marriage was regarded as sacred.
Among the contemporary descendants of the Huns who remained on the subcontinent are certain tribal groups of modern R?jasth?n.
www.kuwaitoriya.com /oldsite/mother_land.htm   (16470 words)

  
 India my Country by Albert Raj, India, Albert Raj, Albert, Raj
The fertile Malabar Coast is between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.
As depicted in some Vedic hymns, the civilization that emerged during the early centuries of Indo-Aryan dominance on the subcontinent was notable in several respects.
Among the contemporary descendants of the Huns who remained on the subcontinent are certain tribal groups of modern Rajasthan.
www.angelfire.com /al/streblas/india.html   (14287 words)

  
 Eurasia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
It can be considered a supercontinent, part of a supercontinent of Africa-Eurasia, or simply a continent.
In plate tectonics, the Eurasian Plate includes Europe and most of Asia, but not the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian subcontinent, and the area east of the in East Siberia.
Eurasia is also used in international politics as a neutral way to refer to organizations of or affairs concerning the post-Soviet states.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Eurasia   (436 words)

  
 India [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Being the only region in the world that is commonly described as a subcontinent, "The Subcontinent" is also a very common characterization and often the prefer...
It is bounded on the north by southern Asia (the Indian subcontinent); on the west by the Arabian Peninsula and Africa; on the east by the Malay Peninsula, the Sunda Islands, and Australia; and on the south by the Southern Ocean.
It is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the 20° east meridian south of Africa, and from the Pacific by the 147° east meridian.
www.wikimirror.com /India   (13822 words)

  
 South Asia
The Indus and its tributaries flow south and west to empty into the Arabian Sea; the Ganges and Brahmaputra and their tributaries flow south and east to enter the Bay of Bengal.
The term subcontinent is often used synonymously with the term South Asia.
It refers to the geographic region of Asia bounded on the north by the Himalaya, Karakorum, and Hindu Kush mountain ranges, on the west by the Arabian Sea, and on the east by the Bay of Bengal.
www.cet.edu /earthinfo/sasia/SAdef.html   (2704 words)

  
 Khaleej Times - Online
Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid, who is sponsoring this Sunday's Purebred Arabian race meeting in the German financial city of Frankfurt, is finalising his plans to start his stable operations there in the future, according to the Director of his office, Mirza Al Sayegh.
Speaking at a Press conference at Franfurt's Steigenberger Hotel, Princess Milana-Furstenberg, chairperson of the German Purebred Arabian racing association, said that thanks to the support of the UAE, the popularity of Purebred Arabian horses is growing in the country.
"Purebred Arabian racing is now booming in Germany with the number of horses rising from 15 to 200 in five years," she explained.
www.khaleejtimes.co.ae /ktarchive/100702/sports.htm   (3098 words)

  
 Indian Ocean [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In the Arabian SeaThe Arabian Sea is the part of the Indian Ocean between the Arabian Peninsula and India.
When the monsoon winds change, cyclones sometimes strike the shores of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of BengalThe Bay of Bengal is a sea that forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean.
It resembles a triangle in shape, and is bordered on the east by the Malay Peninsula, and on the west by the Indian subcontinent.
www.wikimirror.com /Indian_Ocean   (9885 words)

  
 Geology and Geophysics Conferences, Symposiums, Exhibitions and Trade Shows.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Arabian Subcontinental Plate is the cornerstone for the tectonic framework of the region.
The southeast boundary of the Arabian Plate is the Owen Fracture Zone (OFZ) in the northwestern
The provision of well-distributed seismological observatories in the Eastern Region of the Arabian Subcontinent is vital to future development.
www.fsc.uaeu.ac.ae /geology/conference/sc.htm   (763 words)

  
 Kuwait Oriya - Mother Land   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
India, officially Republic of India (Hindi Bharat), country in southern Asia and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, situated in the subcontinent of India and comprising, with Pakistan and Bangladesh, the 17 territories formerly included in British India and the native states of India.
In the arid areas that adjoin Pakistan, the flora of India is sparse and largely herbaceous.
The bulk of early classical painting and sculpture also belongs to the mainstream of Hindu tradition, even when these artifacts belong to traditions as disparate as the Dravidian of southern India and the Gupta era in the north.
www.kuwaitoriya.com /modules.php?name=Mother_Land   (20231 words)

  
 The Rough Guide History of India: Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
They were followed by Muslim tribes, who arrived from the Arabian peninsula and then Central Asia from the 8th century AD onwards; then by the Muslim Mughals (the term used for Mongols in Central Asia), who appeared in the 16th century.
The Aryans were decisive in shaping the religious makeup of the Indian subcontinent.
In the Indian subcontinent, the north-south divide is sustained partly by the Vindhya-Maikal mountain range, which runs west to east.
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 NASA study finds snow melt causes large ocean plant blooms
This difference in pressure causes winds to blow from the Southwest Arabian Sea bringing annual rainfall to the subcontinent from June to September.
In the Western Arabian Sea, these winds also cause upwelling of cooler nutrient-rich water, creating ideal conditions for phytoplankton to bloom every year during summer.
Since the Arabian Sea lacks an opening to the north, the deeper waters are not well ventilated.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-04/nsfc-nsf042105.php   (597 words)

  
 Saudi Aramco World : Silver Threads Amoung The Clouds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
For thousands of years the immense, desolate, arid Arabian subcontinent, devoid of waterways, its shifting sands inhospitable to paved highways, was tenuously stitched together only by the trails of countless camel caravans.
Considering the years that pilots spend attaining their exalted status, it may seem surprising that one of the less complicated tasks of the TWA advisory group, today numbering more than 300, was the training of flying officers.
Saudi Arabian Airlines went them one better by becoming the first airline to adopt ab initio training, handcrafting the pilot from the pre-flight stage to the moment when, nearly a million miles later, he takes command of the big jets.
saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/196904/silver.threads.amoung.the.clouds.htm   (2560 words)

  
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Seasonally changing winds, from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter, define the monsoon, and one manifestation of these winds is an upwelling of cold, nutrient-rich, deep water, especially during summer.
The steady wind causes a transfer of the upper waters to the right of the wind direction (Ekman transport), and with the Arabian coast on the northwest side, cold water must upwell to replace the water that has been transported southeastward during summer.
Dating of this material is less precise than that in the Arabian Sea, and the decreases in both accumulation rates and grain sizes at 7 Ma could have begun at 8 Ma.
www.nhm.ac.uk /hosted_sites/pe/2005_1/molnar2/evidence.htm   (2987 words)

  
 WHOI : Oceanus : Moving Earth and Heaven—Colliding continents, the rise of the Himalayas, and the birth of the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Many of those cores have come from the Arabian Sea, the South China Sea, and the Bay of Bengal, which offer fertile territory for examining the interacting histories of the solid earth and its climate.
Located between the land masses of Arabia and the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian Sea is ideally placed to record the effects of India’s collision with the Asian mainland.
The marine sediments of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal hold the promise of allowing ocean scientists to make direct correlations among the evolution of the monsoon, the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau, and the erosion of the plateau by heavy monsoonal winds and rains.
www.whoi.edu /services/communications/oceanusmag/v42n2/clift.html   (1821 words)

  
 Traditional Music from the Arabian Gulf [MESA Bulletin, July 1996]
The voice predominates over richly syncopated rhythm, and in traditional performance venues the distinction between performer and audience is blurred as everyone in attendance participates by singing, clapping and sometimes dancing.
Throughout the Arabian Peninsula, the voice was the driving force and centerpiece of Bedouin music.
This impressive four-volume collection is the result of field recordings made in the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf primarily in the early 1970s.
w3fp.arizona.edu /mesassoc/Bulletin/campbell.htm   (1870 words)

  
 EO News: When Snow Melts, Ocean Plants Bloom - April 21, 2005
The Arabian Sea hosts one of the world’s largest pools of oxygen-poor water at depths between 200 and 1,000 meters (656 to 3,281 feet).
The temperature difference between the landmass and the ocean creates a low pressure system over the Indian subcontinent and a high pressure system over the Arabian Sea.
This difference causes the winds to blow from the Southwest Arabian Sea, bringing rainfall from June to September each year.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NasaNews/2005/2005042118818.html   (830 words)

  
 CDC - Decreased Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin in Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi, United Kingdom
However, following outbreaks in the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian Gulf, the Philippines, and South Africa in the late 1980s and early 1990s, in which causative strains were resistant to ampicillin and trimethoprim in addition to chloramphenicol, the efficacy of these antimicrobials has also been impaired (4).
The incidence of multidrug resistance (MDR) to chloramphenicol, ampicillin, and trimethoprim increased from 21% in 1991 to 36% in 1994, declined to 13% in 1997, and then increased to 26% in 1999 (Table 1).
The reasons for the decline in MDR strains in 1997 followed by the return to 1996 levels in 1998 and 1999 are not known but may be related to changes in climatic conditions in the Indian subcontinent in the mid-1990s, followed by reestablishment of MDR strains in different parts of India in the late 1990s.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/eid/vol7no3/threlfall.htm   (1602 words)

  
 FullCloud: Arabian Sea, Submarine morphology and geology
The Arabian Sea was formed within the past 150 million years (i.e., during the Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras) as the Indian subcontinent migrated north and collided with Asia.
Stretching southeastward from Socotra is the submarine Carlsberg Ridge, which coincides with the belt of seismic activity in the Indian Ocean that divides the Arabian Sea into two major basins - the
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fullcloud.blogspot.com /2005/02/arabian-sea-submarine-morphology-and.html   (72 words)

  
 Saudi Aramco World : Convoy To Nowhere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Meanwhile, the drilling rig's appetite for soft sand and hard rock must be sustained with a daily ration of casing, cement, drilling mud, diesel fuel, acids and other malodorous chemicals, diamond-tipped bits, steel cable and similar necessities delivered to the site by another kind of pipeline—a pipeline on wheels.
We rumbled out of Aramco's Dhahran headquarters at the grim hour of 5:30 on a dark winter's morning, as one of a convoy of the sort which at regular intervals supply Aramco camps scattered across the Arabian subcontinent.
Suwayyan Mas'ud, inured to Saudi Arabian summers, when sun temperatures soar into the 160's and above, didn't bother to turn on the air conditioner, nor did I want to appear effete by suggesting it.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/196903/convoy.to.nowhere.htm   (1992 words)

  
 The vision in April 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
I saw waters of Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal gushing to the interiors of the Indian subcontinent through these crevices.
In the Arabian Sea, I saw carbon dioxide bubbles rising from the sea bed to the surface.
Huge tidal waves were seen to rise from the Arabian Sea due to the volcanic eruption.
www.paulmathew.com /page3.htm   (448 words)

  
 Khaleej Times Online
SHARJAH - The fifth Conservation Workshop for the Fauna of Arabia was inaugurated on Sunday by Abdulaziz Al Midfa, Director General of Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA), Sharjah, at the premises of the Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife in Sharjah.
He revealed that an Arabian leopard was received at the centre from Yemen only last week, while four of the creatures were brought in from Saudi Arabia, one of which was returned.
The presentations were followed up with group discussions on Arabian Tahr, a full assessment of Arabian Hyrax and Arabian hare, and freshwater creatures.
www.khaleejtimes.com /DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2004/February/theuae_February293.xml§ion=theuae&col=   (438 words)

  
 Information following :"India"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
is between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.
Between the Eastern Ghats, which average about 460 m (about 1500 ft) in elevation, and the Bay of Bengal is a narrow coastal plain, the
A conference to settle the dispute, in April 1960, attended by Nehru and Zhou Enlai, ended in a deadlock.
republika.pl /sdsmissio/infoindia.htm   (15515 words)

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