Palu River

Palu River
Sungai Palu, Salo Paloe, Binangga Palu, Sungai Miu
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Brug te Paloe TMnr 60033357.jpg
Bridge over the Palu River (1930–1936)
Palu River is located in Sulawesi
Palu River
Location of river mouth
Palu River is located in Indonesia
Palu River
Palu River (Indonesia)
Location
CountryIndonesia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationSulawesi
Mouth 
 • location
at Palu into Makassar Strait
 • elevation
Sea level
Basin size2,694 km2 (1,040 sq mi)[1]
Discharge 
 • average61.2 m3/s (2,160 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • rightGumbasa River

The Palu River (Indonesian: Sungai Palu) is a river in Central Sulawesi, Sulawesi island, Indonesia, about 1600 km northeast of the capital Jakarta.[2][3]

Hydrology

The river flows through the city of Palu, with 41% of the basin area covered by the protected tropical montane forest of the Lore Lindu National Park.[4]

Geography

The river flows in the west area of Sulawesi with predominantly tropical rainforest climate (designated as Af in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).[5] The annual average temperature in the area is 24 °C. The warmest month is October, when the average temperature is around 26 °C, and the coldest is July, at 22 °C.[6] The average annual rainfall is 2092 mm. The wettest month is August, with an average of 252 mm rainfall, and the driest is February, with 114 mm rainfall.[7]

Palu River
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: [6]
Imperial conversion
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches

See also

References

  1. ^ "The impact of the warm phase of ENSO (El Nĩno Southern Oscillation) events on water resource availability of tropical catchments in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia" (PDF). Advances in Geosciences. 2006. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
  2. ^ Rand McNally, The New International Atlas, 1993.
  3. ^ Sungai Palu at Geonames.org (cc-by); Last updated 2013-06-04; Database dump downloaded 2015-11-27
  4. ^ "The Impact of El Niño Southern Oscillation Events on Water Resource Availability in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia" (PDF). Constanze Leemhuis. 2005. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
  5. ^ Peel, M C; Finlayson, B L; McMahon, T A (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification". Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 11 (5): 1633–1644. doi:10.5194/hess-11-1633-2007. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. 30 January 2016.
  7. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Rainfall (1 month – TRMM)". NASA/Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission. 30 January 2016.

Coordinates: 0°52′00″S 119°51′28″E / 0.86667°S 119.85778°E / -0.86667; 119.85778

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