Residual fluxes of water, salt and suspended sediment in the Beypore Estuary

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dc.contributor.author AnilKumar, N.
dc.contributor.author Revichandran, C.
dc.contributor.author Sankaranarayanan, V.N.
dc.contributor.author Josanto, V.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-11T11:53:53Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-11T11:53:53Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol.27; 157-162p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1910
dc.description.abstract The monthly trends of the residual fluxes of salt and water and the transportation of suspended sediments in the Beypore estuarine system, Kerala, India were examined. At the river mouth the water flux was directed seaward during the postmonsoon and monsoon season. During the premonsoon period the transport was upstream and the net transport was higher during May. Maximum flux of the suspended sediment was obtained during July (1220.97 mg/cm sup(2)/s) at the river mouth. High negative fluxes are obtained during premonsoon period with the highest value occurring during May (-381.31 mg/cm sup(2)/s) at river mouth. During the study period the annual sediment input and the net sediment transported towards the sea were estimated to be 8.8 x 10 sup(4) tons per year and 5.7 x 10 sup(4) tons/year respectively so that the annual entrapment of sediment was 3.1 x 10 sup(4) tons per year.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher NISCAIR, CSIR
dc.rights Copyright [1998]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject residual flow
dc.subject water currents
dc.subject salt flux
dc.subject sediment transport
dc.subject estuaries
dc.title Residual fluxes of water, salt and suspended sediment in the Beypore Estuary
dc.type Journal Article


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