Kumbe River

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Kumbe River
Sungai Kumbe, Koembe-rivier
Kumbe River is located in Papua
Kumbe River
Location of river mouth
Location
CountryIndonesia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationWestern Papua
Length242 km (150 mi)
Width 
 - minimum97 m (318 ft)
 - maximum700.1 m (2,297 ft)

The Kumbe is a river of Merauke Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia.[1] It has a distinct meandering course, with a total length of 242 km, and width around 97–700.1 m.[2] The Bian River and the Maro River are part of the same basin.[3]

Geography[edit]

The river flows in the southern area of Papua with predominantly tropical monsoon climate (designated as Am in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).[4] The annual average temperature in the area is 23 °C. The warmest month is November, when the average temperature is around 26 °C, and the coldest is June, at 21 °C.[5] The average annual rainfall is 2160 mm. The wettest month is January, with an average of 399 mm rainfall, and the driest is August, with 26 mm rainfall.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sungai Kumbe – Geonames.org.
  2. ^ Tabel SD-11:Inventarisasi sungai. Provinsi : Papua. Tahun Data : 2010
  3. ^ "www.papuaweb.org" (PDF). Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. 30 January 2016.
  6. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Rainfall (1 month – TRMM)". NASA/Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission. 30 January 2016.

Coordinates: 8°21′S 140°14′E / 8.350°S 140.233°E / -8.350; 140.233