Monsoon induced cobalt enrichment in Porites (coral) from the Arabian Sea

Show simple item record Naqvi, S.A.S. Nath, B.N. 2009-01-11T11:53:55Z 2009-01-11T11:53:55Z 1998
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol.27; 247-249p.
dc.description.abstract Cobalt concentrations in growth bands of a reef building coral (Porites sp.) collected from Kalpeni Atoll of the Lakshadweep group of islands (Arabian Sea), rvealed that cobalt concentrations and Co/Ca ratios exhibit similar trend. Study indicates that most of the cobalt is located in non-lattice phases. Positive relations were found among cobalt concentrations, Co/Ca ratios and rainfall in the monsoonal bands. Cobalt concentrations are in tune with the intensity of land run-off which is the main source of cobalt to surface seawater. Results suggest that cobalt could be a potential proxy for paleomonsoons.
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 coral
dc.subject cobalt
dc.subject growth
dc.subject monsoons
dc.subject coral reefs
dc.subject Porites
dc.title Monsoon induced cobalt enrichment in Porites (coral) from the Arabian Sea
dc.type Journal Article

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