Particle fluxes in the Bay of Bengal measurEd. by sediment traps

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dc.contributor.author Ramaswamy, V.
dc.contributor.author Parthiban, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-08T12:02:00Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-08T12:02:00Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.citation Recent geoscientific studies in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Papers presented in the Seminar., 9-11 October 1990, Calcutta, 25-32p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/3057
dc.description.abstract Particle fluxes were measured between October, 1987 and March, 1988 using six automated time series sediment traps at three locations in the northern, central and southern Bay of Bengal. Particle fluxes varied between 16.8 and 345 mg m/2 day/1 with generally higher fluxes during December and January. Annual fluxes decreased from 41.2 g m/2 y/1 in the northern Bay of Bengal to 19.69 g m/2 y/1 in the southern Bay of Bengal. As compared to the Arabian Sea, the observed particle fluxes in the Bay of Bengal are higher by a factor of 1.5 despite the fact that the primary productivity here is lower. In the central and southern Bay of Bengal, the deeper traps show much higher fluxes compared to the shallow traps indicating significant lateral transport and scavenging of particles in the water column
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Geological Survey of India
dc.rights Copyright [1992]. 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.title Particle fluxes in the Bay of Bengal measurEd. by sediment traps
dc.type Conference Article


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