Indian estuaries: Dynamics, ecosystems, and threats

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dc.contributor.author Shetye, S.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-03T06:40:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-03T06:40:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation National Academy Science Letters , vol.34(7&8); 2011; 229-237
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/3987
dc.description.abstract Indian estuaries have special features that are derived from occurrence of the wet Indian Summer Monsoon (June-September) and hence have been called monsoonal estuaries. High runoff during the wet season and a 8-month long dry season with little runoff lead to striking temporal changes in salinity and velocity fields in these estuaries. A number of habitats that have adapted to such changes are found in the estuaries. The climate change will have an adverse impact on the habitats. So will local anthropogenic impacts, which in some cases are severe, because many large cities have grown on banks of the estuaries. The country needs a major programme involving research, education, legislation, and public awareness to keep them healthy
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Academy of Sciences
dc.rights Copyright [2011]. 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 brackishwater environment
dc.subject estuarine dynamics
dc.subject climatic changes
dc.subject man-induced effects
dc.title Indian estuaries: Dynamics, ecosystems, and threats
dc.type Journal Article


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