Central Asian Internal Drainage Basin

Central Asian Internal Drainage Basin

The Central Asian Internal Drainage Basin or Central Asian Inland Basin is largest of the three major hydrological basins that cover Mongolia, the other two being the Arctic Drainage Basin and the Pacific Drainage Basin.Ayurin Dulmaa, " [http://books.google.com/books?id=JFCcHroYNCUC&pg=PA182&lpg=PA182&dq=%22Central+Asian+Drainage+basin%22&source=web&ots=wGT_OmRC7W&sig=_oypQYMMZqgXpvFZU5_I4RSM80U#PPA172,M1 Mongolian Limnology and Ichthyology] " in: "Mongolia Today: Science, Culture, Environment and Development" (2002) ISBN 0700715983] [http://assets.panda.org/downloads/freshwater_issues_in_mn__march04.pdf "Freshwater Issues in Mongolia"] ] [http://www.ub-mongolia.mn/facts-for-the-visitors/nature-environment-mongolia/central-asian-inland-basin.html "Central Asian Inland Basin"] ]

The basin further includes the watersheds of the Great Lakes Depression, the Valley of Lakes, and the lowlands of the Gobi Desert.

It is separated from the other two basins by the ridges of the Khangai Mountains and Khentii Mountains. (The Khentii Mountains also separate Arcic and Pacific basins).


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Endorheic basin — NASA photo of the endorheic Tarim Basin Endorheic basin showing waterflo …   Wikipedia

  • South Asian arts — Literary, performing, and visual arts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Myths of the popular gods, Vishnu and Shiva, in the Puranas (ancient tales) and the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, supply material for representational and… …   Universalium

  • Takla Makan Desert — Chinese Taklimakan Shamo or T a k o la ma kan Sha mo Desert, forming the greater part of the Tarim River basin, west central China. One of the world s largest sandy wastes, it is about 600 mi (965 km) across, with an area of 105,000 sq mi… …   Universalium

  • Zambia — Republic of Zambia …   Wikipedia

  • Uganda — Republic of Uganda Jamhuri ya Uganda …   Wikipedia

  • India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.… …   Universalium

  • china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …   Universalium

  • China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …   Universalium

  • Australia — /aw strayl yeuh/, n. 1. a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. 18,438,824; 2,948,366 sq. mi. (7,636,270 sq. km). 2. Commonwealth of, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of the federated states and… …   Universalium

  • United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.