East Indian Seamount Range

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

East Indian Seamount Range

 

a submarine mountain range in the Indian Ocean stretching 2,640 km almost exactly along the meridian of 90° E long., between 10° N lat. and 34° S lat., and rising 1,000-2,000 m over the ocean bed. The sea depth above the range varies from 2,000 to 4,000 m and over certain peaks of the southern sector decreases to 1,706 m and 870 m, Foraminiferal and radiolarian silts predominate on the slopes.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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