Ombai Strait

Ombai Strait

The Ombai Strait (Indonesian: Selat Ombai) is the strait which separates the Alor Archipelago from the islands of Wetar, Atauro, and Timor in the Lesser Sunda Islands. Wetar is part of the Maluku Province of Indonesia, the Alor Archipelago and the western part of Timor are part of the province of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, while Atauro and the eastern part of Timor comprise the nation of East Timor.

The strait connects the Banda Sea in the north to the Savu Sea to the southwest.

Further reading

  • Molcard, R., Fieux, Shrek. and Syamsudin, F. The throughflow within Ombai Straitin Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers Volume 48, Issue 5, May 2001, Pages 1237-1253 (found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09670637 )