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  Indian Ocean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is bounded on the north by Southern Asia; 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.
The northernmost extent of the Indian Ocean is approximately 30° north latitude in the Persian Gulf.
The African, Indian, and Antarctic crustal plates converge in the Indian Ocean.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indian_Ocean   (1652 words)

 Indian Ocean - MSN Encarta
Indian Ocean, third largest of Earth's four oceans, bounded on the west by Africa, on the north by Asia, on the east by Australia and the Australasian islands, and on the south by Antarctica.
The ocean narrows toward the north and is divided by the Indian peninsula into the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west.
The average depth of the Indian Ocean is 3,900 m (12,800 ft), or slightly greater than that of the Atlantic, and the deepest known point is 7,725 m (25,344 ft), off the southern coast of the Indonesian island of Java.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557432/Indian_Ocean.html   (391 words)

 Indian Ocean (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indian Ocean is a contemporary fusion music band of Northern India.
In Spring 1998, Indian Ocean played at the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), Varanasi, establishing themselves as a cult with the youngsters.
A few months later, Indian Ocean were invited to play at the Millennium celebrations at Khajuraho.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indian_Ocean_(band)   (1076 words)

 Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean, third largest ocean, c.28,350,000 sq mi (73,427,000 sq km), extending from S Asia to Antarctica and from E Africa to SE Australia; it is c.4,000 mi (6,400 km) wide at the equator.
Madagascar and Sri Lanka, the largest islands in the ocean, are structurally parts of the continents as are Socotra, the Andaman Islands, and the Nicobar Islands; the Seychelles and the Kerguelen Islands are exposed tops of submerged ridges.
The Indian Ocean has two water circulation systems—a regular counterclockwise southern system (South Equatorial Current, Mozambique Current, West Wind Drift, West Australian Current) and a northern system, the Monsoon Drift, whose currents are directly related to the seasonal shift of monsoon winds.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0825114.html   (490 words)

 Indian Ocean Diaspora in World Systems Perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Yet the Indian Ocean is rich with cultures and festering with cultural contacts that beg for examination.
Indians of the first century called Southeast Asia Suvarnadvipa or "Land of Gold" (Cleary and Chuan 2000).Funan, located in the Mekong Delta into the Malay Peninsula, was an important tributary state to China that sent ships both east and west in the Second to Fourth Centuries.
The Portuguese rapidly dominated the Indian Ocean, defeating the Egyptian fleet at Diu in 1509, and ranging from the coast of Africa to China.
lrrc3.sas.upenn.edu /indianocean/group1/lyman.html   (3250 words)

 Indian Ocean, Burma, Java Sea, Kormoran, Sydney, Prince of Wales, Repulse, Exeter, Houston, Perth, Electra, Encounter, ...
She operated in the Pacific and Indian Oceans until returning to Germany in November 1941, the last of the first wave of surface raiders to leave Germany.
She started in the central Atlantic and later moved to the Indian Ocean, where she was lost in November 1941.
To the north, Keren fell to the attacking Indian troops and the road was opened to the Eritrean capital of Asmara and Red Sea port of Massawa.
www.naval-history.net /WW2CampaignsIndianOcean.htm   (4728 words)

 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
The seas aroung Sri Lanka serves as a choke point as the ocean is in effect bounded on the South by the monsoon induced equatorial jet.
The ocean current is driven from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea during the North-East monsoon and from the Arabian sea to the Bay of Bengal during the South-West monsoon.
The most notable tsunami in the region of the Indian Ocean was that associated with the violent explosion of the volcanic island of Krakatoa in August 1883.
iri.columbia.edu /~lareef/tsunami   (6942 words)

 An assessment of the Indian Ocean, Monsoon, and Somali Current using NASA's AIRS, MODIS, and QuikSCAT data   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thus the Indian Ocean doesn't have the currents to transport and discharge heat to higher latitudes, as the Gulf Stream and Kuroshio do in the Atlantic and Pacific, respectively.
This is the western boundary current for the northern Indian Ocean, the analogue to the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic, and Kuroshio in the Pacific.
Clearly, the surface temperature of the land and ocean is a parameter of utmost importance.
daac.gsfc.nasa.gov /MODIS/science_focus/IndianMonsoon.shtml   (2279 words)

 Underwater volcano in Indian Ocean -
The floor of the Ocean has a complex structure caused by horizontal and vertical tectonic motions, breaks in the Earth's crust, volcanic activity, sedimentation and other factors.
The island arcs separate fringing basins from the Ocean, and are formed where oceanic plates collide.
The surface of the Ocean floor is interrupted by ridges, plateaus, seamounts, guyots and underwater mountains chains.
www.oceansatlas.org /cds_static/en/underwater_volcano_indian_ocean__en_2956_65201.html   (424 words)

 Indian Ocean - Publications - 1998 IYO
The present volume is the third published by the Organization on various historical aspects of marine scientific research in the Indian Ocean, a marine expanse regarded by scientists in the early 1950s as relatively unexplored, oceanographically speaking.
The resulting knowledge and information are crucial in piecing together the global scheme of ocean processes and resources, which – enmeshed with those of the land, the air and the cryosphere – greatly influence the environment of the Planet Earth.
As head of the Indian Ocean Biological Centre at Cochin and Scientific Liaison Officer for the US Program in Biology during the International Indian Ocean Expedition (1962-65), he brings to bear on the book a broad understanding of the oceanography of the Indian Ocean.
ioc.unesco.org /iyo/activities/publications/indian_ocean.htm   (984 words)

 SPACE.com -- Astrobiology Travels to the Indian Ocean
The Research Vessel Knorr is currently in the Indian Ocean exploring a newly discovered deep-sea hydrothermal vent.
Last year scientists discovered a vent along a ridge in the Indian Ocean, south of the southern tip of India and east of the African island nation of Madagascar.
Scientists theorize that animals could have migrated along ocean ridges from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean, and from there through the Tethys Sea to the North Atlantic.
www.space.com /searchforlife/indian_ocean_010504.html   (1510 words)

 Indian Ocean, Arakan, Queen Elizabeth, Valiant, Illustrious, Unicorn, Templar, Kitakami, Kuma, Paladin, Petard, HMS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An inadequate anti-submarine and escort force was left to deal with the submarines active in the Indian Ocean.
Indian Ocean Operations - Late in the month the British Eastern Fleet was considerably strengthened by the arrival of capital ships "Queen Elizabeth", "Valiant", "Renown" and carriers "Illustrious" and "Unicorn", cruisers and destroyers.
To date only the Ceylon-based submarines had been available to carry out offensive operations in the Indian Ocean, and in January they had two successes against Japanese light cruisers of the 'Kuma' class, both off Penang in the Malacca Strait.
www.naval-history.net /WW2CampaignsIndianOcean2.htm   (3395 words)

 Indian Ocean Tsunami-December 26
The Tsunami in the Indian Ocean triggered by the most powerful earthquake on Earth in 40 years, generated the largest Tsunami in the Indian Ocean since 1883.
In the case of the Sumatra quake, the seismic fault ran north to south beneath the ocean floor, while the tsunami waves traveled mainly west and east.
However, India and Sri Lanka are not members because tsunamis are not common in the Indian Ocean and the instruments are expensive.
www.nichols.edu /departments/physicalworld/tsunami/indian_ocean_tsunami.htm   (843 words)

 Cruise the Indian Ocean with Indian Ocean Cruises   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Indian Ocean Cruises (IOC) is a Proudly South African Company with the only Cruise Ship permanently based in the Indian Ocean.
As a holiday destination Africa’s East Coast and the Indian Ocean is without doubt one of the few remaining areas in the world that is still relatively un-commercialized and largely unaffected by mass tourism.
Indian Ocean Cruises vessel, the “yacht-like” MV Madagascar has ninety (90) passenger cabins for two hundred and twenty (220) passengers and forty three (43) crew cabins for seventy (70) crew members, restaurant, bar, disco, entertainment lounge, cinema, casino, shops, and a swimming pool.
www.indianocean.co.za /about.php   (313 words)

 NOVA | Wave That Shook the World | Wave of the Future | PBS
One of the most wrenching signs of the lack of readiness for the tsunami in the Indian Ocean was the enthusiasm of children, as reported by survivors, who rushed excitedly down to the beach during the initial drawdown of water to gather fish left suddenly stranded.
The last widely devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean was that spawned by the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, which killed 36,000 people.
Within weeks of the Indian Ocean tsunami, President Bush ordered that 32 additional such buoys be added to the Pacific as well as to the Atlantic and Caribbean (neither of which currently has a tsunami warning system, even though both have on occasion spawned deadly tsunamis).
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/tsunami/wave.html   (1974 words)

 UN assists with Indian Ocean tsunamis -
On a smaller scale, dividing the coasts and oceans into 64 Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs), 200 000 square km or greater and associated with 95 per cent of the fish and shellfish yield of the world, has been useful in the global effort for better management of the coastal zone.
Beneficial ecosystem functions are called ecosystem services and the oceans account for about two-thirds of the value of ecosystem services on a global basis.
The United Nations has sent a disaster assessment team to the Indian Ocean region where earthquakes and floods devastated areas of Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and Thailand on December 26, 2004.
www.oceansatlas.org /cds_static/en/un_assists_indian_ocean_tsunamis__en_2385_71216.html?status=ND0yMzg1JjY9ZW4mMzM9KiYzNz1rb3M~   (483 words)

 Indian Ocean Fan Meeting
By bringing together a core community of both marine and land-based earth, ocean, and atmospheric scientists and identifying the key scientific objectives, we aim subsequently to propose to IODP a coherent drilling strategy for scientific exploration in the region.
Apart from changes in ocean circulation precipitated by closure of “gateways”, the building of mountain ranges appears to have the largest influence on global and regional climate.
Understanding the Indian Ocean fans was highlighted by the COMPLEX meeting as being a key objective to future attempts to examine the links between tectonic and climatic evolution.
www.whoi.edu /pclift/IODP_IndianFans.html   (1724 words)

 Indian Ocean Region maps from Omni Resources - International Map & Guidebook Specialists.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Indian Ocean Region maps from Omni Resources - International Map & Guidebook Specialists.
This is the same atlas as listed in the Atlantic Ocean section.
The atlas includes numerous maps; developments of ocean research technology; research data; and bibliography.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/indiocan.htm   (212 words)

 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
Common ocean waves are a kind of surface waves called Rayleigh waves that are confined to the surface layer of the sea and tend to have wavelengths on the order of tens of meters and periods of tens of seconds.
The resulting large-scale displacement of the ocean floor, along a huge length of the Java-Sumatra-Burma subduction zone, triggered the massive tsunami that devastated vast swathes of coastline rimming the northern Indian Ocean.
The magnitude 9 earthquake which generated the December 26th, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami occurred along the subduction zone between the Indian and Burma plates.
www.hku.hk /earthsci/news/TsunamiIndianOcean.htm   (668 words)

 Indian Ocean Hotel
The Indian Ocean Hotel situated 300m from Perth's famous Scarborough Beach is the best value for money 3½ star hotel on the Sunset Coast.
The Staff and Management of the Indian Ocean Hotel work hard to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable and your comfort is our ultimate aim.
The sunsets over the Indian Ocean are truely something to marvel and the beach provides a magnificent promenade to walk, ride, surf or swim along.
www.indianoceanhotel.com.au   (261 words)

 Geology and Paleoclimatology of the Indian Ocean
The state of stress in the Indian Ocean as determined from the study of the depths of teleseismic earthquakes and the interpretation of seismic reflection profiles.
Anderson and R. Thunell, 1993: The oxygen-isotope composition of tropical ocean surface water during the last deglaciation.
Evidence for long-term diffuse deformation of the lithosphere of the equatorial Indian Ocean.
indianocean.free.fr /geology.htm   (556 words)

 Indian Ocean Takeaway
For a great Indian take away, made with the freshest of ingredients and cooked to perfection it has to be Indian Ocean Take Away, in Teville Road Worthing.
Indian Ocean Take Away offers free delivery in Worthing and the surrounding area for orders over £8.00.
Indian Ocean Take Away recipes are prepared from the finest quality ingredients.
www.indianoceantakeaway.co.uk   (222 words)

 Indian Ocean Earthquakes and Tsunami   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On December 26, 2004, a 9.0 earthquake in the Indian Ocean caused a series of forceful tsunamis to bring death and disaster to many countries that flank its shores.
All requests for assistance should be justified and show direct support for the relief efforts within the Indian Ocean Disaster region.
PDF maps cover coastal areas of the Indian Ocean region impacted by the Tsunami.
www.esri.com /news/pressroom/indian_ocean_disaster.html   (890 words)

 Yacht Charter - Seychelles - Thailand - South Africa - Madagascar - Malaysia - Mauritius
These islets are scattered across the Indian Ocean.
Off the northwest coast of peninsular Malaysia in the Straits of Malacca, just a few miles south of the Thai border, lie over a hundred magical islands – some just small outcrops of coral with a few trees and a sandy beach of which Langkawi is the largest.
Mauritius is a small island located in the South-West Indian Ocean.
www.indianocean-adventure.com   (344 words)

 Indian Ocean
The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean.
The Continental Shelves of the Indian Ocean are narrow compared to those of the other oceans.
In the southern portion of the Indian Ocean, currents travel in a counterclockwise direction.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/information/oceans/indian.html   (291 words)

 Indian Ocean Vacations
Indian Ocean Enterprises, Inc. was initially created as an In-house Tour Operator for Air Mauritius to promote tours to Mauritius and Madagascar.
Indian Ocean Enterprises and its predecessor company have been promoting tours to these islands since 1989.
Please feel free to call on him personally if you have any particular need or desires for a visit to any of the islands of the Indian Ocean.
www.indianoceanvacations.com   (262 words)

 Indian Ocean Explorer- Scuba Liveaboard in Seychelles and Aldabra
Experience the Seychelles Inner Islands where the specialty is Whale Sharks, the renowned Ennerdale Wreck and the majesty of Brissare rocks.
The Indian Ocean Explorer – this converted oceanographic research ship built to Lloyd’s standards is outfitted to ensure your ideal dive holiday.
The Indian Ocean Explorer can also be custom chartered for diving, snorkeling, fishing and birding.
www.ioexplorer.com   (242 words)

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