Organic carbon in the sediments of Mandovi estuary, Goa

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dc.contributor.author Alagarsamy, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-12T10:24:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-12T10:24:07Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol.20; 221-222p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/3240
dc.description.abstract Total organic carbon (TOC) in surficial sediments in Mandovi Estuary, Goa, India varies widely from 0.1 to 3% (av. 1.05%). Highest values of TOC (2.4-3%) lie close to the mouth region and indicate no definite trend in its variation in the estuarine region. The values of TOC tend to decrease significantly in the upstream during major part of the year. Seasonal variation shows high TOC (av. 1.22%) in the estuary during premonsoon and low during monsoon (av. 0.94%) and the postmonsoon (av. 0.95%). During monsoon, spatial variation shows increasing values of TOC in the upper reaches of the estuary. Sewage discharges, primary production and land derived material are considered to be the source of organic carbon
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher NISCAIR, New Delhi
dc.rights Copyright [1991]. 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 Organic carbon in the sediments of Mandovi estuary, Goa
dc.type Journal Article


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