Inputs from Indian rivers to the ocean: A synthesis

Show simple item record DileepKumar, M. George, M.D. SenGupta, R. 2009-05-08T12:03:50Z 2009-05-08T12:03:50Z 1992
dc.identifier.citation Oceanography of the Indian Ocean, Ed. by: Desai, B.N., 347-358p.
dc.description.abstract Indian rivers contribute about 4% of the global annual discharge, of which the major rivers contribute 126 x 10 sup(10) m sup(3) y/1 to the Bay of Bengal which is approximately four times that to the Arabian Sea (29.7 x 10 sup(10) m sup(3) y/1). Fluxes of chemical substances to the Indian Ocean from these rivers are computed to a first approximation. The major ion contents are inversely proportional to the river runoff especially for the rivers entering the Arabian Sea. On an average Indian rivers are enriched in major ions, except Na, compared to the average world river. Indian rivers contribute about 7% of TDS flux to world oceans annually
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Oxford and IBH, New Delhi
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 Inputs from Indian rivers to the ocean: A synthesis
dc.type Conference Article

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