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  Ghats. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Western Ghats are the watershed for S India’s main eastward-flowing rivers, the Godavari, Krishna, and Kaveri.
The Eastern Ghats, a series of hills c.900 mi (1,450 km) long, extend SW from the Mahanadi valley to the Nilgiri Hills; the highest elevations are at the northern and southern ends.
Numerous rivers cut across the Eastern Ghats and are used for hydroelectric-power generation and irrigation.
www.bartleby.com /65/gh/Ghats.html   (245 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The coastal plains lies between the eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal.
The Bilgiri Hills, which run east from the Western Ghats to the Kaveri river, forms a forested ecological corridor that connects the Eastern and Western Ghats, and allows the second-largest wild elephant population in India to range between the South Eastern Ghats, the Biligiri and Nilgiri hills, and the South Western Ghats.
The Eastern Ghats are older than the Western Ghats, and have a complex geologic history, related to the assembly and breakup of the ancient supercontinent of Rodinia and the assembly of the Gondwana supercontinent.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Eastern_Ghats   (476 words)

  
  Eastern Ghats Summary
The Eastern Ghats rise in the northern part of Orissa and then strike in a south-southwesterly direction, parallel to the coast and at a distance of from 80 to 250 kilometers from it.
The Bilgiri Hills, which run east from the Western Ghats to the Kaveri river, forms a forested ecological corridor that connects the Eastern and Western Ghats, and allows the second-largest wild elephant population in India to range between the South Eastern Ghats, the Biligiri and Nilgiri hills, and the South Western Ghats.
The Eastern Ghats are older than the Western Ghats, and have a complex geologic history, related to the assembly and breakup of the ancient supercontinent of Rodinia and the assembly of the Gondwana supercontinent.
www.bookrags.com /Eastern_Ghats   (691 words)

  
  Ghats - LoveToKnow 1911
GHATS, or Ghauts (literally "the Landing Stairs" from the sea, or "Passes"), two ranges of mountains extending along the eastern and western shores of the Indian peninsula.
The Western Ghats (Sahyadri in Sanskrit) start from the south of the Tapti valley, and run south through the districts of Khandesh, Nasik, Thana, Satara, Ratnagiri, Kanara and Malabar, and the states of Cochin and Travancore, meeting the Eastern Ghats at an angle near Cape Comorin.
South of the Palghat gap, the peaks of the Western Ghats rise as high as 8000 ft. The geological formation is trap in the northern and gneiss in the southern section.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Ghats   (396 words)

  
 Christoph Dobmeier's geological Website - Eastern Ghats Belt
In the case of the Eastern Ghats Belt, the considerable increase of knowledge during the last decade calls for a critical evaluation of new and old data and permits the formulation of an up to date synthesis of its crustal architecture and geological evolution.
The width of the moderately to the E/SE inclined Eastern Ghats Boundary Shear Zone averages 3 kilometres, and is composed of granulites and cratonic rocks.
The Eastern Ghats Province exposes the root zone of a collisional orogen predominantly consisting of intensely deformed high-grade pelitic to quartzo-feldspathic continental-derived metasedimentary sequences that were detached from their basement and intruded by voluminous syn-orogenic granitoids.
userpage.fu-berlin.de /~dobmeier/english/egbneu.htm   (10266 words)

  
 Western Ghats - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The northern portion of the narrow coastal plain between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea is known as the Konkan Coast or simply Konkan, and the southern portion is called Malabar region or the Malabar Coast.
The foothill region east of the Ghats in Maharashtra is known as Desh, while the eastern foothills of central Karnataka state is known as the Malnad region.
The Western Ghats are also home to many endemic species, and the endemism is especially high in the amphibian and reptilian fauna.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/western_ghats   (2200 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Eastern Ghats   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Western Ghats of southwestern India and the highlands of southwestern Sri Lanka, separated by 400 kilometers, are strikingly similar in their geology, climate and evolutionary history.
The Western Ghats, known locally as the Sahyadri Hills, are formed by the Malabar Plains and the chain of mountains running parallel to India's western coast, about 30 to 50 kilometers inland.
The Western Ghats mediates the rainfall regime of peninsular India by intercepting the southwestern monsoon winds.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Eastern-Ghats   (327 words)

  
 Water Harvesting Techniques Prevalent In The Eastern Ghats
The Eastern Ghats broadly cover three regions: southern Orissa highlands; Chittoor and Cuddapah districts of the Rayalaseema region in Andhra Pradesh; and the uplands and Nilgiri region of Tamil Nadu.
The hill ranges of Cuddapah district in the Rayalaseema region form the central portion of the Eastern Ghats, and the district is drained mainly by the Pennar river and its tributaries.
The Eastern Ghats in Tamil Nadu cover Dharmapuri, North Arcot, Salem and Nilgiri districts.
www.rainwaterharvesting.org /eco/eg.htm   (214 words)

  
 PunjabiLit: India: Rivers: Ghaghara Ghâghara
Ghats, two converging mountain ranges in southern India, called the Eastern and Western Ghats, running along the eastern and western coasts of the country.
The Eastern Ghats lie generally at a distance of about 80 to 240 km (about 50 to 150 mi) from the coast, but at Vishâkhapatnam they form precipitous escarpments along the Bay of Bengal.
The land between the Eastern and Western Ghats is referred to as the Deccan Plateau.
www.punjabilit.com /india/land/ghats.htm   (256 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Deccan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is bounded in the west by the Western Ghats and in the east by the Eastern Ghats.
It is bounded by the Western Ghats in the west, the Eastern Ghats to the east, the Nilgiris in the south and the Satpura and Vindhya ranges in the north.
The southernmost portion of the plateau is drained by the Kaveri River, which rises in the Western Ghats of Karnataka and bends south to break through the Nilgiri hills into Tamil Nadu, emptying into the Bay of Bengal.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Deccan   (2347 words)

  
 India Weather Forecast, Indian Weather Report, South East West North India Weather, Weather In India.
The major climatic regions of India are - the Himalayas, Assam and West Bengal, the Indo-Gangetic Plain, the Western Ghats and coast, the interiors of the Deccan and the Eastern Ghats and coast.
Eastern Ghats receives less rainfall than their Western counterparts.
Northern Deccan region with the Western Ghats, the Vindhya Range and the Narmada River to the north and the Eastern Ghats to the south receives most of its annual rainfall during the summer monsoon season.
weather.iloveindia.com   (679 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Eastern highlands moist deciduous forests (IM0111)
The low Eastern Ghats Mountains along the peninsula's eastern coast are not as effective in trapping the moisture from the monsoon winds that sweep in from the Bay of Bengal.
The Eastern Ghats have biogeographic affinities with the eastern Himalayas and with the Western Ghats.
The moist deciduous forests of the Eastern Ghats and Satpura Range were included in the Central Plateau North (6B), Eastern Highlands (6C), and Central Highlands (6E) biotic provinces by Rodgers and Panwar.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0111_full.html   (1323 words)

  
 Western Ghat
The Western Ghats or Sahyadri mountains run along the western edge of India's Deccan Plateau, and separate the plateau from a narrow coastal plain along the Arabian Sea.
The northern portion of the narrow coastal plain between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea is known as the Konkan, and the southern portion is called Malabar.
The foothill region east of the Ghats in Maharashtra is known as Desh, while the eastern foothills of central Karnataka state is known as Malnad.
geocities.com /sahyadri_explorers/westsrn_ghat.html   (750 words)

  
 Eastern Ghats - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eastern Ghats are a discontinuous range of mountains, eroded and cut through by the four major rivers of southern India, the Godavari, Mahanadi, Krishna, and Kaveri.
The region boasts of fertile soil but hydropower generation here is not as profitable as it is in the Western Ghats.
The Eastern Ghats are not as high as the Western Ghats.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Eastern_Ghats   (138 words)

  
 Western Ghats   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Western Ghats or Sahyadri mountains run along the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, and separate the plateau from a narrow coastal strip along the Arabian Sea.
The Western Ghats also join the Eastern Ghats in a series of low hill ranges including the Shevaroys and Biligirirangans meeting the Tirumala range.
The largest city within the mountains is the city of Pune, in Maharashtra, on the eastern edge of the range.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Western_Ghats.html   (1180 words)

  
 Western Ghats @ CES - Geographical Outline
The edge of the plateau which forms a water reservoir, is cut up by a number of rivers that drain the heavy monsoon by rains by means of steep slopes towards the sea such as the Kalinadi, or on to the Maharashtra Plateau towards the east such as the Krishna, Bhima and Godavari.
The Ghats lose their graded appearance and form a steep barrier whose height becomes more irregular.They are between 700 and 1000 m upto 14 degree N, rise suddenly at Kadachadri*1343m) and fall to abut 600m at Agumbe.
The Western Ghats are interrupted by the Palghat Gap which is about 30 Km wide they reappear abruptly as the Anaimalai-Palni block whose high plateau attain a height of 2695m in the Anaimudi Peak the highest point in South India.
ces.iisc.ernet.in /biodiversity/documents/geograph.htm   (714 words)

  
 1Up India > India > Tamilnadu > Geography of Tamil Nadu
The coastal eastern and southern boundaries are lapped by the waters of the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean respectively.
The eastern and western tips of the state are defined by the Point Calimere and Mudumalai wildlife sanctuaries while the northern extreme is Pulicat lake and the southernmost tip is Cape Comorin or Kanyakumari - the Land's End of India.
However, the upper reaches of the Eastern ghats are not without their share of beauty and Yercaud in the Shevaroy hills is famous for its fruit orchards and banana and coffee plantations.
www.1upindia.com /states/tamilnadu/geography.html   (736 words)

  
 Ghats - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia
The Western Ghats run parallel to the Arabian Sea coast, while the Eastern Ghats run roughly parallel to the Bay of Bengal.
The word ghats, literally stairs that descend to a river, refers to the stairlike appearance of the slopes as they descend to the coastal plain.
The Eastern Ghats cover 875 miles, and average 2000 feet in elevation.
www.peakware.com /areas.html?a=338   (253 words)

  
 India - A Land Where Indianess Thrives, About India
Towards the west of this plateau lie the Western Ghats that comprise of the Sahyadri, the Nilgiri, the Annamalai and the Cardamom Hills.
The eastern coastal plains, on the other hand lie between the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal and like the western plains are divided into two parts - the Coromandel Coast as the southern part and the Northern Sircaras as the northern.
In Eastern India the new year begins on April 14th and again it is a joyous occasion with singing and dancing by young men and women who don their best silken mekhalas (sarongs) and chaddars (an overwrap) and dance to the beat of the drum.
mapsofindia.com /india/india.html   (6701 words)

  
 Rivers of Western Ghats - Rivers of Western Ghats
It originates in the eastern slopes of Western ghats, flows in the northern direction and empties into the main river Tamiraparani near Vellanguli village in Ambasamudram taluk after crossing the Kannadian channel through and outlet.
Arising in the eastern slopes of the western Ghats, it flows 10km.
The tributaries of the Manimuthar are the Keezha Manimuthar (lower or eastern Manimuthar) and the Varattar.
ces.iisc.ernet.in /biodiversity/documents/rivers.htm   (4296 words)

  
 Samata India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Eastern and Western Ghats are two mountain ranges in Southern India, averaging from 3000 to 5000 feet.
While the Western Ghats run parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea, the Eastern Ghats run roughly parallel to the Bay of Bengal.
Of the total geographical area of Andhra Pradesh, 27.07% of it is covered by the Eastern Ghats and more than two thirds of the forests in Andhra Pradesh are in the Eastern Ghats range of hills.
www.samataindia.org /easternghats.html   (357 words)

  
 Biodiversity of the Western Ghats - An Overview - R.J. Ranjit Daniels
Although the Western Ghats experience a tropical climate - being warm and humid during most of the year with mean the temperature ranging from 20oC in the south to 24oC in the north, the higher elevations experience subtropical climates and on occasions frost.
The Western Ghats thus represent a tectonically active region with high rates of uplift, high summit altitudes, steep slopes, deep gorges and large potential energy for erosion and correspondingly high sediment yields.
In general, the endemic bird species of the Western Ghats are primarily birds of the rainforests and the higher elevation shola-grassland complexes.
www.wii.gov.in /envis/rain_forest/chapter2.htm   (4562 words)

  
 Information of Tamil Nadu Land,Tamilnadu Information,City Information on Tamil Nadu   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tamil Nadu's eastern and southern coasts are washed by the waters of the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean respectively.
The eastern and western tips of the state are defined by the Point Calimere and Mudumalai wildlife sanctuaries while the northern extreme is Pulicat lake and the southernmost tip is Cape Comorin or Kanniyakumari - where India's land ends.
The low rocky hills of Eastern ghats are in contrast with the densely forested hills of the Western ghats.
www.indiasite.com /tamilnadu/land.html   (843 words)

  
 Spectral signatures and spectral mixture modeling as a tool for targeting aluminous laterite and bauxite ore deposits, ...
The Eastern Ghats mobile belt is one of the oldest groups of rocks (average age of about 2900 million years) of Indian Peninsula.
The Eastern Ghats mobile belt is one of the oldest Pre-Cambrian geosynclinal orogenic belts of Indian Shield.
Khondalite is the oldest rock of the Eastern Ghat Super group mainly composed of quartz, feldspar, garnet, sillimanite and minor amounts of graphite at places.
www.gisdevelopment.net /application/geology/mineral/geom0017.htm   (910 words)

  
 S*Poo Nai's Norwegian Forest Cats: Etymology for S*Poo Nai's Eastern Ghats
The western one, Western Ghats is still continuous while the eastern, Eastern Ghats, is so worn that you rather see it, at least locally, as scattered hills.
Both Ghats was already present before India was disconnected to Africa (about 125 millions years before present), moved over what today is known as the Indian Ocean and eventually crashed into Asia forming the Himalayas.
Here is a link to some facts of the geology of Eastern Ghats.
www.poonai.net /eastx-en.htm   (159 words)

  
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The Peninsula is flanked on the one side by the Eastern Ghats where average elevation is about 610 metres and on the other by the Western Ghats where it is generally from 915 to 1,220 metres, rising in places to over 2,440 metres.
Between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea lies a narrow coastal strip, while between Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal there is a broader coastal area.
The southern point of plateau is formed by the Nilgiri Hills where the Eastern and the Western Ghats meet.
www.kuttyjapan.com /india   (832 words)

  
 National Portal of India : Know India : Profile
The Peninsula is flanked on one side by the Eastern Ghats where average elevation is about 610 metres, and on the other by the Western Ghats where it is generally from 915 to 1,220 metres, rising in places to over 2,440 metres.
Between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea lies a narrow coastal strip, while between Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal, there is a broader coastal area.
The southern point of plateau is formed by the Nilgiri Hills where the Eastern and the Western Ghats meet.
india.gov.in /hindi/knowindia/physical_features.php   (575 words)

  
 topology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This region mostly comprises the hills and mountains of the Eastern Ghats which rise abruptly and steeply in the east and slope gently to a dissected plateau in the west running from north-east (Mayurbhanj) to north-west (Malkangirig).
The Eastern Ghats is interrupted by a number of broad and narrow river valleys and flood plains.
The plateaus are mostly eroded plateaus forming the western slopes of the Eastern Ghats with elevation varying from 305-610 metres.
www.orissa.gov.in /topography/topography.htm   (1400 words)

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