Sampit River (Indonesia)

Sampit River
Sungai Sampit, Sampit-Rivier
Mentaya River, Soengai Mentaja
Soengai Mantaja
Sampit River (Indonesia) is located in Kalimantan
Sampit River (Indonesia)
River mouth location
Sampit River (Indonesia) is located in Indonesia
Sampit River (Indonesia)
Sampit River (Indonesia) (Indonesia)
Location
CountryIndonesia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationCentral Kalimantan, Borneo
MouthJava Sea
 • coordinates
2°58′20″S 113°2′23″E / 2.97222°S 113.03972°E / -2.97222; 113.03972
Length270 km (170 mi)
Basin size14,000 km2 (5,400 sq mi)[1] 14,605 km2 (5,639 sq mi)[2]
Discharge 
 • locationJava Sea (near mouth)
 • average1,064.4 m3/s (37,590 cu ft/s)[3]
Discharge 
 • locationSampit (Basin size: 12,360 km2 (4,770 sq mi)[4]
 • average1,431 m3/s (50,500 cu ft/s)[5]

The Sampit River or Mentaya River[6] is a river of Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia.[7][8] The river takes its name from the town of Sampit which lies on the river not far from the Java Sea. Near the mouth of the river is a noted beach park named "Pandaran Beach".[9] The Sampit flows into the Java Sea at 2°58′20″S 113°2′23″E / 2.97222°S 113.03972°E / -2.97222; 113.03972.

Geography

The river flows in the midsouthern area of Borneo island with predominantly tropical rainforest climate (designated as Af in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).[10] The annual average temperature in the area is 23 °C. The warmest month is July, when the average temperature is around 25 °C, and the coldest is November, at 22 °C.[11] The average annual rainfall is 2991 mm. The wettest month is December, with an average of 476 mm rainfall, and the driest is September, with 82 mm rainfall.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ Kevin, Telmer; Daniel, Stapper (November 2007). "Evaluating and Monitoring Small Scale Gold Mining and Mercury Use: Building a Knowledge-base with Satellite Imagery and Field Work".
  2. ^ Daniel, Stapper (2011). "Artisanal Gold Mining, Mercury and Sediment in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia" (PDF).
  3. ^ Kevin, Telmer; Daniel, Stapper (November 2007). "Evaluating and Monitoring Small Scale Gold Mining and Mercury Use: Building a Knowledge-base with Satellite Imagery and Field Work".
  4. ^ Daniel, Stapper (2011). "Artisanal Gold Mining, Mercury and Sediment in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia" (PDF).
  5. ^ Daniel, Stapper (2011). "Artisanal Gold Mining, Mercury and Sediment in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Central Kalimantan". Indahnesia.com. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  7. ^ Rand McNally, The New International Atlas, 1993.
  8. ^ Sungai Sampit at Geonames.org (cc-by); Last updated 17 January 2012; Database dump downloaded 27 November 2015
  9. ^ "Kalimantan". Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia to Armenia. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  10. ^ 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. doi:10.5194/hess-11-1633-2007.
  11. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. 30 January 2016.
  12. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Rainfall (1 month – TRMM)". NASA/Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission. 30 January 2016.

Coordinates: 2°29′17″S 113°1′7″E / 2.48806°S 113.01861°E / -2.48806; 113.01861

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