Preliminary results on the influence of river discharges on biogeochemical processes in Godavari estuary and Bay of Bengal

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dc.contributor.author DileepKumar, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-23T06:22:03Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-23T06:22:03Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings volume of Workshop on Natural Hazards and Coastal Processes of Indian Coast (NHACPIC-2008), 30th April 2008, 50-53p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1080
dc.description.abstract Preliminary results obtained form pilot experiments in Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh, India to understand the ecosystem and biogeochemical processes have been presented. During the southwest monsoon the estuary can be, even when the discharge is humanly controlled, flushed in less than a day. During the peak discharge periods nutrient concentrations in river waters are high but found to decrease downstream. The estuary becomes heterotrophic during the monsoon that slowly shifts to autotrophic in the following dry seasons. Biological productivity was found to be very high during the retrieval period of the monsoon. These initial results suggest that the Godavari estuary ecosystem is different from what we know of its seasonal variability.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Institute of Oceanography, India
dc.subject Godavari estuary
dc.subject biogeochemical processes
dc.subject southwest monsoon
dc.subject Biological productivity
dc.title Preliminary results on the influence of river discharges on biogeochemical processes in Godavari estuary and Bay of Bengal
dc.type Conference Article


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